Honestly, They’re Right by Dog Day God: Review
Dog Day God’s music “Honestly, They’re Right” has the theatrical flair and biting edges of a period piece that draws you in and won’t let go. From the beginning until the very last second, it makes it hard to put your earphones down.
The song is a testament of an ethereal mix of indie and alt-rock, reverbed and intertwined with deepened vocals, making it the perfect soft rock and melancholy shoegaze project. I particularly enjoyed the magical strums of the Columbia-based and Halcyon Fields guitarist and co-writer Michael Moore. He opens the song with a moody bass line, creating a dreamy atmosphere with the layered harmonies and skilled use of circling riffs.
Even though the song sets a gloomier tone, the vocals move fluidly between all ranges, sometimes soaring appropriately to express an emotionally charged take. He sings about giving in to the advice of others while singing “honestly, they’re right” as he narrates the end of a relationship that used to seem flawless from the outside. Although the lyrics point to a direction of demise, the subtlety of the vocal delivery is what really makes the record outstanding. In his 8 years of journey playing instruments, Moore draws heavy influences from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Interpol, and Minus The Bear, excelling in genres of Rock, Indie, Blues and Jazz. He’s effortlessly intricate and intimate in “Honestly, They’re Right.” Come to think of it, without the melodies of his guitar, this shoegaze project would be incomplete.
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Photo credits: Michael Moore
Review by: Audrey Castel