Overall Impression: “Reaching Out” by The Silvers is a Classic Rock tune built for hope. This new release by the veteran rockers moves with a breezy attitude and gentle groove. The lead vocals carry the tune through thoughts of dreams coming true, anger dissipating, and freedom. They have an approachable tone, and pull out an easy melody to give the song a welcoming air. The lyrics read like a personal mission to make a better life, and call out to friends for help. They smack with the phrasing of a campaign speech, and certainly could be used as one. The background vocals ‘Ooo’ and harmonize with lead, creating a sound familiar to 50s and 60’s Rock. With the release of Reaching Out, The Silvers give listeners an easy listening Classic Rock tune that rings with positivity.
Strongest Point(s): The lyrics are the shining start lighting up Reaching Out. They can be interpreted several different ways, but each line vibrates with positive change. The vocal delivery makes Reaching Out sound as if a friend is singing to another friend. This is emphasized by the sweet back up vocals and makes for a welcoming listen.
Target Audience Appeal: Fans of Classic Rock and Easy Listening will enjoy Reaching Out by The Silvers.
Artist target suggestions: The Beatles, The Monkees, Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Michael McDonald, Rod Stewart, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen
About The Reviewer: Zachary Larson is a professional guitarist in New York City. Getting his start in high school rock bands, he has since toured the world as a classical chamber musician, onboard cruise lines, and with several Broadway musicals. His recorded work spans across Classical, Pop, and Experimental music. His arrangements are published through Clear Note Publications. Classically trained, he holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Denver.