Indie-Pop/Rock band Between Giants have dropped two brand new singles today, called ‘Lovesick and ‘Pulling Away’.
The band is a trio, comprised of lead singer and lone guitarist Tyler John, keyboardist Hans Massaquoi, and drummer Pat Williams. The three blend their unique styles and influences to craft a sophisticated coalescence of part punch you in the face gritty indie-rock, and part infectious summer ready pop tunes. This versatility within their composition and production has brought the boys local and national attention while highlighting their versatility as song-writers and producers.
They have cleared well over 800,000 streams across all platforms with 30,000 monthly listeners located in multiple major US cities, landed massive sync deals with department stores and radio stations across the US and internationally, scored a Netflix feature on the Japanese show “Terrace House” and much more.
The guys don’t stop at the studio. They do it live. ‘Between Giants’ electric and passionate performances have seen them cemented as a must see local and national act.
Between Giants won an Independent Music Award for Best Pop Album of 2019 before naturally transitioning to rock music after. One of their songs was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition last year too and they had a 21 city national tour booked that was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID.
On October 10th they will be playing New Haven’s outdoor socially distanced PRIDE festival too.
First up is ‘Lovesick’, a track that is based off Tyler’s parents love at first sight romance. A wonderfully sweet subject matter that translates into a fast-paced rocking number. The opening drumbeat getting the senses fired up before Tyler’s warm vocals and the feel-good guitars kick in. This is an ear-worm of a track, light and airy but with rock depth that gets the foot tapping along. Watch out for the excellent synth solo too!
The second is ‘Pulling Away’ and is described by the band as a track that is perfect for the fall (Autumn) weather. An apt description as it conjures up images of crunching leaves, warm fires and dark nights closing in. The mellow vibe of the track really hits home and it has just an air of sadness about it. An incredibly memorable listen.
In fact, they both are. Of the two, it is the latter that really stood out but this is music that has mass appeal. The cleanliness of the tracks, the poppy edge blended with rockier touches, the personal touch of the writing… it’s easy to hear why Between Giants are becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Lovesick/Pulling Away by Between Giants
Lovesick - 8/10
Pulling Away - 9/10