“Brick by Brick” by John Vento is a powerful ode to the resilient human spirit. John Vento is a well-known singer, songwriter, and producer from Pittsburgh with a career spanning over two decades.
The song opens with a guitar riff and the vehement vocals of John Vento, setting the tone for the entire song. He sings: “Rough hands/Dirty work/You know I’m sweating by the stains on my shirt,” with his music video depicting the underpaid and overworked blue-collar labor system. In face of adversity, he adds “Blue collar men” stand “American Tall.”
With this bold lyricism, John Vento vigorously captures the essence of perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity while showing us who actually owns the city—the labors.
The lyrics are heartfelt and inspiring, urging the listener to keep moving forward in the face of life’s challenges, just like the men he depicted in his video.
The instrumentals of the song are particularly noteworthy, with a driving rhythm section and soaring guitar solos that complement the vocals perfectly. The percussion work is particularly impressive, with dynamic and powerful drumming that adds an extra layer of intensity to the song. The guitar work is also top-notch, with melodic riffs that are technically impressive and emotionally resonant. Being this emotionally charged, “Brick by Brick” easily becomes a rock anthem.
“Brick by Brick” is a moving and powerful song that showcases the talents of John Vento as both a songwriter and performer. If you are a fan of heartfelt and emotionally charged music, then “Brick by Brick” by John Vento is definitely a song you need to add to your playlist.
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Review By: Naomi Joan