Rescue by Scarlet Joy: Review
The soul of rock and roll is still eminent, and Scarlet Joy is a band that stands out because of it. Consisting of three members, Sophia Woodcraft mastering the vocals and guitar, Drew Moore conquering the drums, and Tom Latham absolutely crushing it on the bass. This band’s music is so lit, that I felt connected to them on a spiritual level. They play excellent guitar riffs, groovy bass lines, energetic drums, and all in cohesion with Sophia’s fascinating voice! Their song is called “Rescue”, and I feel saved by Scarlet Joy’s music.
From the very first minute the band just jumps right into it, fierce guitar riffs, deep bass, and powerful drums. It is just the perfect setting for a dimly lit, crowd-chanting, and crowd-surfing concert. Rescue is a love letter to Grunge Rock, and Alternative Rock and interestingly, the band’s main influences are the Foo Fighters and Nirvana, the very pioneers of the grunge movement.
My favorite part of the song is around two and half minutes where it’s just the bass playing and Sophia singing the lines –
“Guarding my time
Losing my mind
I can’t see anything
When will I be free”
It is at those very moments that the bass guitar (which by the way has a killer slightly distorted tone) blends beautifully as an interlude, before getting back to the song’s vitality. The song is just in your face, and it’s almost impossible to avoid the force of Rescue.
KEEP IN TOUCH:
Photo credits: Photography by Greg Smith
Review by: Damien Reid