There is a certain talent found in the ability to construct a bonafide rock anthem. Artists spend a painstaking amount of energy trying to craft one hook that will push their sound through the air buds of thousands, or even millions. A fateful few are able to catch lightning in a bottle once. Everything comes together and the sound is unmistakable. These are the ones who are labeled with the cruel “one hit wonder” moniker. This is a rare talent and a near impossible feat. To do it more than once? Well that is where the rock legends live.
Take for example Cleveland natives Welshly Arms. You have undoubtedly heard their breakout single “Legendary” on the radio, in an add campaign, on a movie trailer, or were one of the over 70 million Spotify streams. This of course is phenomenal. Yet, us in the Midwest know that this success cannot come without a hard-nosed work ethic and perhaps, a bit of fortune. Before this track broke out into the rock atmosphere, we knew of the band’s already impressive songwriting and knew that they were due for a big return. Their band chemistry and presence were unmistakeable. “Legendary” served only as the top of the rock glacier. This was the culmination of what had already been: a certified rock talent.
The six-piece act is back, and perhaps even better than they already were with their single “Learn to Let Go”. The song has their patented anthemic talent, while showing a growing maturity that they assuredly have build in the last two years. “As an artist, it’s so easy to get stuck in mental quicksand and overthink everything,” shares vocalist Sam Getz. “‘Learn To Let Go’ is a reminder to get out of your own head and move on from the past, to open yourself up to the possibilities that might be right in front of you.”
The band finds a way to weave in optimism and a gritty Midwestern spirit throughout the track, which has continued to pick up steam across the musical plane. One listen of “Learn to Let Go” will convince listeners that this blue collar act is here to stay.