Warsaw, Indiana’s finest, Surprise Asteroid are here with a brand new track entitled “Speak”.
Surprise Asteroid is an ever-evolving collaborative effort, driven by talented singer / songwriter, Grant Reigner. Grant not only penned the song’s lyrics, but also played all of the instrumentation for “Speak”. The song also features background vocals by Joby Adams and Michael Burke.
According to Reigner, the song is a response to a higher power and the place we instinctively turn to when our backs are against the wall. “We crave independence and defy authority, both real and perceived. But as soon as we feel out of control or crushed by a burden we can’t bear, the first we thing we turn to is authority. A higher power is somehow necessary for our survival, and ‘Speak’ describes the struggle and pull of each of the two clashing emotions.”
As far as musicality goes, the song starts by catching listeners with a lovely and memorable acoustic riff. Quickly, the song is well-layered to include percussion, drum, and electric guitar. “Speak” presents very open, honest, and relatable lyrics, as well as terrific instrumentation the whole song through. The chorus is carried by a medley that would make even Weezer proud.
The song closes out with the same riff that drew us in.
“Speak” is a reflection of hard work, and passion for music. The time and production spent on the song absolutely shows. Surprise Asteroid’s hope is to unite folks both in the creative process of songwriting, as well as through listening enjoyment.
The single is making its debut today, and is presently available on iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, and Google Play.
Be sure to give “Speak” a listen, and keep a weather eye on the horizon for more to come from this great band.
Review by : Tiffany Cuthrell
If you haven’t yet heard of Surprise Asteroid, keep your ear to the ground, and your eyes open.
The Indiana natives have released a tremendous new song entitled, “Break Your Curse”.
A Rage-worthy beat drives the song along. The band captures some shades of Weezer and Pixies on their best days, but despite any comparisons, create a memorable sound all their own.
Endearing lyrics tie the song together with charming prose such as “Take a look into my eyes, you won’t find any disguise” and “I wanna show you everything, I wanna be the first…If share this secret, will it break your curse?”
The single has also been a long time coming, and is a result of incredible persistence, and passion to make great music.
Two gentleman from Warsaw, Indiana met 12 years back, and started a musical alliance together. Joby and Grant floated around in different projects, and breathed light into a new idea, Surprise Asteroid, in 2010.
Based both in creativity and fluidity, the two lads adapted a method that would allow their music to stay fresh, as well as solve any problematic travel woes a tour might bring about. Similar to the structure of FUN, SA recorded their first album as a collaborative with different musicians, which would remain true on the road.
SA was faced with a series of setbacks when one of the two stationary members, Joby, was called away to serve in the military overseas. Any tour and further musical releases were put on hold.
After some stops and starts, the band hassled hard with Nashville producer, John Mark Painter to assemble a brand new collection of songs.
Their first presentation is the terrific aforementioned track, “Break Your Curse”.
With endless possibilities on the horizon, Surprise Asteroid is hoping to release an EP in the near future to display both their music, and to share their songs with all who will enjoy.
Review by: Tiffany Cuthrell, photos courtesy of Surprise Asteroid