Kittanning, Pennsylvania based rock outfit A Common Crown have been pretty busy as of late, dropping their new single “Awake” recently and slating to release their upcoming album The Reckoning this weekend. Their rise in the Pittsburgh scene has been somewhat of a slow burner, having really branched out within the last year and establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with (no pun intended). Having already started with top notch musicians; they have found their sound, their groove and they are ready to take on the world, starting with Pittsburgh.
“Awake” serves to be a mighty fine slab of Post Grunge and Rock n’ Roll. Enriched in the sounds of the 90’s and early 00’s Rock movement, the atmosphere is dense with melancholy apparition and radio friendly melodies. This lull that hangs in the air is only enhanced by the mournful and smokey croon of vocalist Jennifer Craven. Finding herself between Maria Brink of In This Moment fame and raspy Blues Rock aesthetic, it’s her vocal performance on “Awake” that really drives home the emotional impact of the song. Touching on what seems to be about a friend or loved one struggling with addiction lyrically, the pain and emotion reflected throughout “Awake” is insurmountable.
Be sure to keep up to date on A Common Crown and what they have in store. With the release of their new album this upcoming weekend, I have a strong feeling they are here to stay for the long haul and are about to further establish their status among the Pittsburgh scene with a track like “Awake”. A Common Crown will take to the stage for the release of The Reckoning on Saturday, February 1st at the Funhouse with special guests Victoria Fire and Blue Clutch for their release party hosted by Twist of Fate Productions and The Crucible Project… This is one you don’t want to miss if you’re in the area!