Chasing Safety - "Nomad"
Written by: Kassandra
There is no better way to start off a brand new year than releasing your sophomore album within the first week! For the band Chasing Safety, that's exactly what they did! Their album "Nomad" was released via Outerloop Records.
Out of 11 total tracks, each one gives listeners something different that has something for everybody's taste. Extensive guitar breakdowns, explosive drum beats, and driving bass lines brought a sense of musicality to to entire record.
A mixture of clean and unclean vocals gives life to each song, and though it's done differently each time, the songs blend incredibly well with each other. The emotional lyrics tell stories in each track, digging deep within each listener's core to the heart of what makes us human.
When thinking of the word 'nomad', it's a term often associated with not belonging someplace, but also belonging everywhere at the same time. Chasing Safety metaphorically tells us that story within this record. In every way, they belong to the music scene. This is what they are meant to be doing with their life. At the same time, though, they are showing us through their creativity what sets them apart from every other band in the industry.
The overall vibe of this record is a good one. It is a reminder to go out and explore the world, find out what speaks to you, but it also reminds us to stay grounded in what we know. It's a major contradiction, but it has served Chasing Safety well and will hopefully continue to do so in the future. 'Nomad' earns an 8 out 10 rating for Chasing Safety! Buy the album now and be sure to catch the guys on tour with Ice Nine Kills!