D.S. Bradford - "Elemental Evolution" (audio) (premiere)

by Jonathan Frahm

29 January 2016

D.S. Bradford represents the raw essentials of rock that have been lost somewhere in its deepest cockles, amongst the heavy mist of pop-produced anthems that pervade the market.
 

D.S. Bradford may have first made “waves” with a musical release two years back in the form of “Oceans”, his debut single, but in actuality, the eclectic rocker’s career has been culminating for the better part of 32 years. Inspired by a broad-based expanse of bands and styles, from neo-progressive (Coheed and Cambria), to emo (Bayside), alternative rock (Foo Fighters), and so on, his psychedelic, soaring brand of rock and roll is the product of his living life, as well as its catalysts.
  
Bradford began writing music with his band eight years back in 2007, but shined his songwriting skills significantly under the tutelage of development coach James Blue. Only as recently as 2014, however, has Bradford been unveiling the product of his artistic prowess, but he is making up for lost time fast with the upcoming Elemental Evolution LP on its way in 2016.

In a sense, Bradford represents the raw essentials of rock that have been lost somewhere in its deepest cockles, amongst the heavy mist of pop-produced anthems that pervade the market in its current state, but with a thinker’s cap atop his head all the same. Elemental Evolution is said to be a concept album, one that Bradford has stated as “all of us”.

He goes on, “Humans. Our world and everything in it, through direct and indirect actions, evolves to survive and adapt. We are peaceful, but we are also destructive. This album is about evolving into a form of ourselves that is conscious of peace and embraces love.”

On account of the sheer lyrical density and the passion with which Bradford prides himself with his delivery on our premiere of the album’s titular first single, one can only assume that his intent will be received in full upon the LP’s release.

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