One listen and it is clear that A Tale of Two Wolves is more than just an excellent alternative rock band. It is a project born out of the concept of duality, taking hard-hitting instruments with concrete and vulnerable lyrics. But it isn’t just the band itself that rests on the shoulders of duality. Frontman, the songwriter, and producer, Brandon Harper, injects himself into every aspect of the project. You can’t fully know the project without knowing his story.
“Somewhere In Between” is the kind of track by “The Tale of Two Wolves” that stands out boldly from its peers in terms of how effectively the vast, creative input fuses with the professional and stylish output.
There’s a freshness to the sound, part of this is the undeniable experimentation featured throughout – at no point is the track predictable or a victim to complacency. And yet, at the same time as this, there’s a soothing feeling of repetitiveness; a hypnotic ambiance unfolds as you listen – just as you hope it would when seeking out new alternatives or rock to rhythmically mellow the day away.
The track has a great vibe, it’s addictive; the rhythm is consistent, so it keeps you captive, but the sounds are all very unexpected and unusual. The leading riff has a retro and fairly simplistic nature to it, yet the choice of notes adds to the vibe, they add to the intensity, which somehow builds and builds despite the music seemingly remaining on the same plain throughout. It’s a clever bit of production, and it’s always interesting at all times. It’s the sort of music that is difficult to place within a certain environment, but then without a doubt will fit quite brilliantly amidst whatever it is that you’re doing when you hit play. It’s fun, it’s atmospheric, and it’s easy to get into.
It’s important to talk about music, to share it around, but it’s far more important to simply appreciate and enjoy it, and that’s exactly what I recommend that you do. Having listened to a number of tracks from the band by now, and returning to their music several times over the past year, I can say with great confidence that “Somewhere In Between” is not merely on par with everything we’ve come to love about the band’s sound, but in fact, is something of a masterpiece.
Without a doubt “Somewhere In Between” is a stunning song. It seems impossible at this point for the guys of “The Tale of Two Wolves” to ever disappoint, and what’s more, these songs are the sort that you can return to again and again; forever there for you, to satisfy your need for great and genuine music. Well worth experiencing if you haven’t yet.