I love Christina Rotondo’s music. This is a shock to absolutely no one (especially if you read our interview earlier this year). I love how when she covers a song, she makes it entirely her own instead of just creating a replica of the original recording. So when she told me she was starting a new band with guitarist Ali Marshall… I was instantly ready to become their #1 fangirl.
And then I heard the song.
Have you ever seen a more talented duo in your life?? Even just watching the video, you can feel how well they work together. I dream of finding people I work this well alongside. They both shine, neither overshadowing the other. They’re both incredibly talented and I’d like to send a gift basket to the inventor of the internet for bringing these two together; without him this song wouldn’t exist, and that’s not a world I want to know.
This song is like… okay, I discovered bands like Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil, etc. back in 2011. Specifically with SWS, I liked them but felt like there was something missing in their music to really hook me in (which is why I didn’t continue listening to them very much). THIS SONG is exactly what I was looking for. It’s got that same energy, but it has the ~je ne sais quoi~ that I needed to fully dive in.
I can’t explain how excited I am about this project. Christina mentioned in our interview how much she wanted to get back into being in a band, so I’m happy to see things falling into place. Ali is so incredibly talented — both with his guitar work and his production — and I can’t wait to see how these two make each other shine. Click the album art below and add this track to your Spotify playlists (I already have 😉), and make sure you send them some kind words on social media!