New shining talent, Everlost US is an alternative rock solo project based in Orlando, Florida. Founder Jared Kay, plays and writes everything for the new record, titled, ‘Live and Let Go’. Kay offers a striking contrast to popular music today. Kay, who started off playing for multiple bands, threw off followers when he decided to try something more chancy by playing his own piano, guitar, bass, and drums for the album.
The album starter, ‘Breathe’, has a great piano melody. The harmonious interplay between the piano keys, guitar and the gripping vocals produces gripping music. In “Live and Let Go,” the instrumentals are dreamy. In addition, the powerful drums and guitars add an up-keyed and energized driving beat. This is inspiring and soaring powerhouse music.
‘Tell Them They’re Wrong’ is dynamic with driving, fragile lyrics that is balled up in a ballad inducing track. Here, the piano keys dance around the vocals. Kay is able to harness his vocal range in this track, and the distance goes out large. The layering of piano melodies and singing gives a delicate twist, as this beckons listeners further down through the chorus.
For ‘These Terrible Hands’ the beginning starts out with the tinkling of guitar keys. This song has an unforgettable soaring power, dealt with some thoughtful singing. Maybe it’s Kay’s intent to add something thoughtful and profound to popular music.
Recently Everlost US organized a benefit show where 100% of the profits went to the victims of the Orlando Pulse shooting.
Part of Kay’s determination to make it in the local Orlando music scene is make it in a nationally level. Kay found himself a growing following in the local scene, where he continued to play for multiple festivals and organizing benefits. Audiences will see through his sound and style, the kind of stakes the music evokes. Kay isn’t just straying outside the cookie-cutter box, he is standing up for what is beyond the standard.
Kay has quite a timber when it comes to the range of his vocals. It can best be described as a voice that caters to some powerhouse pop. There is a punk presence to his music as well, giving it an unexpected quality.
The social range tinged with Kay’s mighty vocal range and energized instrumentals give up the rich vibe that so enriches Everlost US’ sound. And with this out-take, it might make a national outlook a possibility. 7.8/10