With its sound design and artistry throughout this emotionally sensitive and musically engaging new Alternative piece, “Famous For A Girl Like You,” New York’s Rezon8 has taken things to the next level.
According to Andrew Wahrlich, the band’s lead singer and creator, “Famous For A Girl Like You is a song about prioritizing what matters most in life. As artists, one can often become so caught up in the quest that they push loved ones away and miss out on precious and crucial time with them. It is critical to remember that we only have today and that time cannot be refunded. Life is not a destination; it is meant to be enjoyed!!”
Rezon8 started as a pop-punk band in the early 2000s. Loud guitars, high-range vocals, and quick, hard-hitting drumming piqued our interest back then. After performing at every club and performance possible, the high school band decided to split up before college.
Andrew Wahrlich, the band’s lead singer, would create a new band named Autumn Avenue in college, based in Oneonta, New York. This band would stick to their pop-punk sound and tour the Northeast whenever possible.
Most notably, they opened for pop-punk superstars “The Starting Line” and are still pursuing their musical goals. Due to practical issues, the band disbanded after graduating from college. Andrew Wahrlich, the band’s lead singer, would return to his old band name Rezon8 and record his first solo albums.
This new endeavor would combine pop-punk and alternative music to produce a better tonal balance for everyone to appreciate. This increased Andrew’s versatility in the studio and aided him in finding his authentic sound.
The delicate riff in the latter half merges with the weight and fuzz of distortion and rhythm elsewhere – the vocals add to this delicately breathy yet growing and intimate as they reveal the concept’s reflection.
To add to this, the song has a great catchy hook resolution, with the title staying indefinitely after the music has stopped. It’s a strong start, and you can’t help but feel like you’re in it for the long haul — times are harsh, and an ever-immersive and purposeful Rezon8 is always aware of that.
Throughout its four-minute and twenty-second runtime, the single draws attention with a familiar yet fresh realm of melody, rhythm, and numerous layers of color.
It’s difficult to piece together a storyline initially, given that everything is so engaging, and the hook does its best to resolve this, reminding you of the title, the underlying story. The accompanying visuals essentially work towards the same goal, but there’s plenty left to the imagination in true Rezon8 fashion.