It would be difficult for me to tell you any origin story for the band We Came From Space. Their Facebook calmly describes them as Progressive/Pop/Rock from Western PA, which is easy for my puny human brain to comprehend. One listen is all it takes though to be transported outside of the comfort of our Milky Way Galaxy and into a galaxy unknown. This futuristic four-piece is traveling the universe to save rock and roll, one earthling at a time. (Fun fact, I actually was fortunate enough to play in a prior band with Dave Buzard, guitar and vocals, a few light years ago. 10/10, by far my favorite extra-terrestrial being.)
Their latest album, Overlords, is without a doubt ruling. This 8-song journey starts with the title track, “Overlords”. Now, some people may be intimidated by the length (te-he) but trust me, take the 10-plus minutes and marinate on this track. The lyrics on this one really get me. I feel like my whole life is just pleasing the robot overlords, and I’m really doing all I can. I’m a wee child of the age of 37 (don’t repeat that) but the sound immerses me in the best things I love of the 60’s and 70’s. The harmonies, especially, tug at my heartstrings. What takes it to the next galactic level, though, is that synth! “Goodness me, I am trying to drive here, officer. It’s not my fault that my hands were completely off the wheel pretending I’m playing along with this song.”
“She’s the Bomb / Atomic Blues” is track 4 on the list, but track 1 in my heart. This is the kind of song that I want someone to write about me someday! Maybe that says more about me than it does the song, but I digress. The guitar is completely out of control on this, like I’m not even sure if it’s legal. Listen and watch for yourself, they have an awesome video to accompany this awesome track:
The end track, “Seize the Day”, is truly a beautiful piece. It’s very progressive, while still feeling very old-school. The vocals on this are so powerful, (making it another danger to myself and the community while I’m listening in the car). This is an absolute power ballad, and all the aliens are on point musically. Those keys though. Oh my God. You’re just showing off at this point.
The beings from We Came From Space have the knowledge of the universe, and they know what to do with it. I just adore their message, style, and delivery.
Click below to blast off into Overlords:
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