A&L have released their superb new single ‘We Are Love’. The band was founded by Anthony Casuccio and Lana Marie, two seasoned music professionals. They are joined by Rich Smith and Matt Sunick to complete the formidable lineup. This latest release is the 8th single to be released by the band and is a showcase of their undeniable talent.
The song opens with a solo acoustic guitar which is soon accompanied by a gorgeous string arrangement and piano riff. Next, we hear the delicious vocals kick in. Lana Marie’s voice is rich, deep and nourishing. It is most definitely a shining star in the piece! The vocals reference ‘John Lennon’ at one point and we can feel a Beatles influence during the song. Blissful.
We adored the bridge, it is catchy in nature and will have you humming along all day. The chorus has brilliant double-tracked vocals and is where we hear the bass and drums enter. The middle 8 has wonderful chord changes from minor to major which are unexpected but add texture and further depth to the piece. Next, we hear an impressive guitar solo. It is melodic but has a different melody to what we have heard from the vocals previously. It is stunning and draws the listeners ear to it instantaneously.
We must mention the divine video which accompanies the piece. It has footage of the band playing live, with scenes of riots, love, war and many other juxtaposed scenes in between. The message of peace shines throughout and it is a must watch video, one not to be missed!
The musicianship on ‘We Are Love’ is excellent and to a very high standard. The bass and drums lay at the heartbeat of the track, they are tight and in sync with each other throughout. You can hear the band feeding off of one another and the unity within their playing. The song has been well constructed and it takes the listener on ups and downs throughout the piece with one message at the heart of it; love.
In a world in which we live today, we are in need of some love. This song has it in abundance! So whatever you do today, make sure you check out ‘We Are Love’, you won’t regret it.
Reviewed by FVReviews October 2018