Mellow Drama by Gary Dranow: Review
Gary Dranow has released a new single titled ‘Mellow Drama’ with Jerry Manfredi and it’s a blues rock tune that will leave you grooving. The music is inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and they showcase their love for classic rock in this track. The playful folk blues undertone in the keyboard and the guitar’s interaction with the melody will remind you of bands like The Grateful Dead or Eric Clapton.
The lyrics of ‘Mellow Drama’ are deeply personal, written from the point of view of Gary’s friends and partners, reflecting on what it must have been like for them to be in a relationship with him before his diagnosis of bipolar 1 with mania. It’s a vulnerable song that showcases Gary’s willingness to share his struggles with his listeners. His honesty and openness about his mental health struggles, including blowing up three marriages and many relationships due to his over-the-top personality, make the song all the more relatable. The music of ‘Mellow Drama’ is catchy, and the lyrics pack a punch, with lines like “I know things didn’t work out as you planned
but mellow drama’s not my cup of tea, so please, don’t you worry, don’t you worry about me” The song’s story is compelling, and it is a reminder that mental health is a serious issue that can affect anyone.
This song stands out among its peers because of its combination of heartfelt, introspective lyrics with catchy, groovy production and a traditional rock feel. Many people will connect with Gary’s music because it is sensitive and honest, appealing to fans of blues rock and classic rock.
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Photo credits: Liz Dranow Photography
Review by: Paul Woodman