REVIEW: “Forgiveness” by Deep C Divers

Happy new year one and all and what better way to kick off the new year than with a review! Deep C Divers are a rock band from Boston, USA. They’re made up of Deep Chinappa (lead vocals), Paul Erlich (lead guitar), Gregg Marcus (bass), John Bordage (Drums), Bruce Scofield (part-time bass). Today, we’re taking a look at their track “Forgiveness” – what did we think of it? Here goes!

The song kicks off with piano and solemn vocals. Let’s not beat about the bush here – it’s a ballad, what do you expect? The song subject is as it says in the title. There are themes in the lyrics including, but not limited to, religion. Sometimes the lyrics feel rushed in the lyrics and honestly often comes across pretty cheesy.

Musically speaking, it holds up relatively okay. The instruments sound dry, not much reverb or effects done post-production from what we can tell from the mix. The drums are well at the back of the mix. Though we’re pretty sure they were recorded live, the mix does not do it any justice. The bass holds the tune down really well. The form itself sound like a throwback to an ELO tune. The guitar feels a bit restrained in the solo, we’re not sure if the guitar was recorded live via an amp or through a direct interface but it sounds like the latter. The way the song is written sounds like it wants to kick off towards the end and it comes close but never really gets there. There’s some strings in the song but it gets lost in the mix. Everything is hiding behind the vocals.

So much potential in one song, yet falls short. Perhaps hiring a producer may serve them better. The track is okay, give it a listen and judge for yourself.

“Forgiveness” by Deep C Divers was released on December 16th 2019. You can listen to it on YouTube and Spotify. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to check out their official site!

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