It is just incredibly fascinating to think of how much talent, passion, and charisma have been packaged in the musical line of 33 Black, a vastly gifted 2-piece band made up of high school friends and brothers Travis Rigsbee and Jed Sprague who are back together and doing what they love most; music! And to think that this is just the beginning of what is to come from this refreshing duo who seem to have a lot of material they want to share with the world is enough to give any music lover, particularly those who love their sound with a little bit of rock, pop, and country, eargasm. Their debut album, “Out of the Clouds,” celebrates what can occur when two artists come together, recognizing what the other is worth…this is something close to magic, if not above and beyond it.
33 Black went above and beyond to ensure that this album is worthy of anyone’s time: a scintillating record that has top 40 written all over it and coming from artists who really aren’t afraid to break the rules and push the boundaries of listeners’ perception with their deeply layered musicality and impeccable execution.
Making music that draws from their experiences as well as those of others and using their musical acumen, they articulate stories and shared perspectives that will undeniably connect with audiences across the spectrum.
In this over 49-minute listening experience, 33 Black combines various sounds from different genres with their intricate melodies in rock, pop, and country-centered fusions that are firmly stitched together by emotive undertones.
At the end of your listening experience, it has to dawn on you that this album is so good that it’s extremely hard—close to impossible—to stick with just a few favorites, and that is why you ought to listen to it in its entirety and not cherry pick via the remote button!
As far as ranking it goes, I give it a solid 10! While there were many favorites from this epic collection, I found myself coming back to the tracks, “Chemtrials”, “Rhythm of Light”, “Nothing Better”, “Olive Branches”, “Edge of Knife”, “Don’t Leave Me Alone” and “The End”.
This is music so good it makes you want to cry…I couldn’t think of a more deserving gift to their set of loyal fans than this one right here!
Well, I think it’s about time now that you got to wine and drink in “Out of the Clouds” like the last supper…in fact live through it like a religious experience…this is cathartic!