Friday, September 21, 2012

Song Review: Derek Nicoletto's "Champion"

Derek Nicoletto
"Champion" on Kind Ghosts

New York-based and rock-driven, Derek Nicoletto, brings us a hot new rock track, "Champion," off his first solo album, Kind Ghosts. The song opens with a symphonic, static-driven rock intro with a majestic shower of electronic power. The 1980s-like electronic shades of synth heaven provide a great boost to the song, especially during the chorus. The laser-like noises and percussive rock beat accompanies Derek's rock vocals that are loud, but understandable. There is a delicate balance between the background instrumentation and Derek's voice. All in all, the song may take on electronic characteristics from 80s rock or dance music, but it is inherently contemporary. I give it 5 stars out of 5. ~ Matthew Forss

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