New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Rejectionist Front is a rock band out of New York City and they're out with a new single from their latest album, Evolve, called "All I Am". Their goal is to produce a sound that is unique and important, with thoughtful lyrics that have a focus on the band's activism. Their new album is focused on tackling the struggles that we face in an attempt to make a positive change in the world, to ensure a brighter future for everyone. Rejectionist Front is made up of Michael Perlman, Lincoln Prout, David
Dawson, and Tony Tino.
Perlman is the founder of the band and most of the issues referenced in their music has a correlation to his own work. He also is a filmmaker who, like with his music, focuses on bringing awareness to social issues. It's impressive and respectable- the passion to change the world is rare, and he has it in spades. His next project is a film about the 99% of society and offers insights on how the future can be a better one for all of us if people were put first.
"All I Am" starts off with powerful guitar riffs, pumping you up before you even know what's coming for you. The only real issue I have is the choppy style that the lyrics are sung with- his voice isn't bad, but it doesn't suit him at all, and it takes away from the impact of the lyrics, which is the last thing one would want from a political rock band. That aside, it's a solid rock song. Even if you're not here for the message, it's an enjoyable track with all the hits you'd expect. "All I Am" has plenty of power in it and you'll be moving with the beat almost as soon as you press play.
There's this one really great part in the middle of "All I Am" that definitely wasn't expected- the song is dynamic all around and forges an interesting and distinct experience, one that can absolutely leave an impression on you if it hits the right chords. This is where the lyrics really get to me. You don't quite get where they're going with this until about two minutes in, but from the impact it is obvious that it's worth it. It's bitter. It's frustrated. It's looking at the world and wondering why the hell we let it get this bad.
"All I Am" is a great song and Rejectionist Front is a band that's on a mission for a number of worthy causes. In a time where apathy still reigns, we need people who care to step in and bring awareness to our society. Change isn't impossible, not with support and cooperation. It's a long road, but it's one we can and will embark on, and that's what Evolve is all about. I would recommend this song to everyone, because Rejectionist Front has a message that needs to be heard. I wish them luck in the future and encourage you all to give them a shot.