‘Titans’ by Søndag [Song Review]

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FACTS ABOUT THE BAND AND THE SONG (from the band)

Although worldwide attention is currently (and rightly) catalyzed on solving pandemic problems, we feel the need to continue our adventure as musicians and friends, obviously in full compliance with the guidelines of prevention and social distancing.

We have continued to work remotely to write new music in the past months, and we want to continue doing it.

Unfortunately, this particular times requires substantial changes in the everyday life of the musician (for example the fact that we can’t practically play live inside and outside national borders), but we still want to continue releasing singles to keep up the attention and stimulate our creative path.

In these months our new single “Titans” came to light:

A song with strong sounds, always in full “low-tune” style, which reminds us how we always try in every way to appear strong, fearless and invincible .. but in reality, we are nothing but “titans of nothing”.

“Titans” was entirely written and produced by us in Riccardo Demarosi’s studio, who mixed the track and mastered it.

The video, on the other hand, was half shot in Marcello Lega’s “That’s Motion” studio.

Motion graphics and editing have always been developed by Marcello in recent months.

Bio from the Band

The “Søndag” project was born in Piacenza from the ashes of Edema band in mid- 2015.

The band started as a duo with Riccardo Lovotti at drums and Marcello Lega at 8- string guitar and vocals.

After a few months, Marco Benedetti joined in the project as second 8-string guitar and Riccardo Demarosi at bass guitars and lead vocals to complete the lineup.

Søndag is based on a heavy rock musical concept with very low tunings, influenced by different rock genres.

In February 2016, the band writes its first 3-tracks Ep and produces its first video clip for “No”, begins shortly after a period of life on Italian territory that ends in early summer 2016.

Exactly at that time, the band enters the studio, producing their first full-length album “Bright things”, recorded and mixed by Riccardo Demarosi and mastered by Alan Douches in the U.S.A. (A.D. formerly engineer of bands as Converge, Mastodon, Swans, Dillinger Escape Plan, and many others ) Bright Things also marks the beginning of a collaboration between the band and the Italian record label Overdub Recordings, thus initiating a new period of worldwide promotion and international tours in countries like: The Netherlands, Germany, England, Wales, France, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

After an intense tour season, the band decided to start a new collaboration with the New York City-based label: Manifest Records.

A new album was born on December 29th, 2017 between this collaboration: Stick to the plan.

The band promoted the album supporting bands like: Rage, Firewind, Darker Half, Angel Witch in the early months of 2018 and keep on playing all over Italy for the rest of the year.

2019 marks the beginning of a new creative process since the band released its new single “Half”, which leads the way to a new musical path.
In 2020 the band is getting ready to release new singles as well, the first of the list was “trendsetter”, and at the end of August 2020 the band is ready to release a new one: “Titans”.

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Marcello Lega > Guitars & backing vocals

Riccardo Demarosi > Bass Guitar & Vocal

Riccardo Lovotti > Drums

Marco Benedetti > Guitars

Highlights

I really enjoy the vocals on this song.

The leading vocals have just enough rasp to them to fit with the rock sound of the song but there’s still enough focus on the diction that the lyrics don’t get lost in the mix.

Low Points

One of the first things I noticed when listening through this song the first time was that the drums feel as if they are building towards some great payout and yet the song never feels like it gets there.

I think the real issue here is that the song isn’t full enough. To have a full effect on the listener, there has to be this wall of sound that crashes into them–usually when the chorus kicks in. And yet this song is missing that filled out the sound. It loses its impact and I was left wondering when the song would find its footing only to get to the end of the track without that moment of triumph.

Rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Ultimately, this feels like an unfinished song to me.

Not that it sounds low-quality or anything like that but that it needs something that gives it some power–I usually refer to this as “having teeth”. As it is, there isn’t a moment when this song really takes charge and makes me listen to what it has to say, which is especially strange when I consider the empowering message in the lyrics.

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