Artist Proof’s second release sees the band taking on a more commercial rock sound with epic lead guitar lines and driving bottom end. The Double A Side continues the operatic grandeur of souring vocals, rich evocative harmonies and dynamic range that is quintessential to the Artist Proof sound.
From the isolated beginnings of ‘Had it All’ the band take the listener on a journey of a fall from grace. The remorseful rue of the verse gives rise to increasing feelings of resentment and fear as the chorus crescendos. Additional emphasis on guitar gives the band room to fully realize the intense difficulties of understanding what can be lost through one bad decision.
‘Change on the Wind’ bursts in with energy and promise, but the optimism of the initial chorus gives way to a lamenting investigation into autumnal change. The eerie nature of the verse quickly builds in intensity before exploding with the ferocity of a winter storm. The grandeur gives an ambiguous look into turmoil, an instrument of both destruction and regeneration.
Artist Proof's Double A Side album features ‘Had it all’ and ‘Change on the Wind’, recorded with Ricki Rae at Lighthouse Studios.
© Artist Proof, 2012