Overall Impression: The Silvers are putting a fun spin on everyone’s least favorite time of the day with their newest tune Rush Hour. Catchy melodies and an upbeat groove give this Rock tune a significant Pop twist and instant staying power.
Written by Mick Orton & Tom Kelley, Rush Hour perfectly describes the sights, redundancy, and overall anxiety of driving on the freeway during rush hour. It is terrifically relatable, and points out the absurdity of the entire rush hour experience.
The Silvers employ plenty of fine vocal harmonies to avoid overwhelming the listener, and keep the energy high and light. This allows the tune to let off a fun and positive atmosphere, which is quite helpful when sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic. With the release of Rush Hour, The Silvers take off some of the stress and make life behind the wheel a little more enjoyable.
Strongest Point(s): The upbeat groove and guitar work in Rush Hour really give it a Poppy, Classic Rock sound. It immediately creates a high level of energy that is very entertaining. This tune also brings the guitar in as a central melodic component that is just as important as the vocals. This helps give the tune a stronger sense of completeness. Nicely done!
Target Audience Appeal: Fans of Pop Rock and Classic Rock will dig Rush Hour by The Silvers.
Artist target suggestions: Green Day, The Clash, The Monkees, The Beatles, The Carpenters, B-52’s, Dick Dale & The Deltones, The Surfaris, Beach Boys, Ramones, Talking Heads
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.