|New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
I remember the first thought that entered my mind when I heard the title of Deep C Diver's single Smile for Better Days from their album 'Making Waves.' I thought, now there's a song to help me look forward to the future. And the No. 4 single from the band's latest album lived up to my expectations.
No one knows how to pull off classic rock tunes quite like this band from Boston, and Smile for Better Days serves as a reminder of the good ol' days when rock 'n' roll ruled every stage. The band, made up of lead singer Deep Chinappa, guitarist Paul Erlich, bassist Gregg Marcus, and drummer John Bordage, brought to life the feelings of hopefulness that are rare among indie and classic rock bands today with Smile for Better Days.
From the moment the song opened up with an intricate and timeless bass piece to the time Deep crows the opening lines 'I see you coming, I see you going', I knew I was in for a smooth musical ride with Smile for Better Days. The band retained a regular tempo throughout the song, the instrumentation perfectly complementing Deep's solemn voice as he sings of seeing a new day. It's not every day I find a band that knows how to make use of their song's allotted time.
For the Deep C Divers, it seems almost effortless in this song. From the opening notes to the tentatively sang lyrics towards the end of the track, Smile for Better Days kept me engaged and did not seem to drag on through its 3:54 allotted time.
For a band in a space as competitive as rock, Deep C Divers
hold their own with this track. However, the song reflects the Queen-esque style of the band, which, if I'm being honest, makes it seem like the band will not be making waves with their latest album.