Rising indie rock outfit Raheem Cohen
may be working on their debut album, but they've already garnered a nice amount of attention from heavyweights like Andrew McMahon
)—who enlisted the band as openers on his sold out solo tour last month—and Diffuser.FM
—who premiered their last single "Simpler."
Today we're happy to premiere their new single "Roads," which highlights the band's refreshing blend of funk and soul. From the beginning electric guitar riffs and funk-tinged melodies to the breezy harmonies and sunny drum rolls, the track emanates a distinct warmth and an unparalleled sense of feel-goodness.
In addition to its noteworthy instrumental work, the track also packs in an impressive amount of lyrical depth. "There are some line in the song, 'Standing by the edge of destruction' and 'We will be there on the eve of evolution,' that point to the massive impact that seemingly small decision in life can lead to," explains vocalist Miles Melendrez. "Choosing to go down one road can lead you to bask in success and opportunities, and choosing to slack off, roll with a bad crowd, and get into bad habits can lead you to the brink of your own destruction later on down the road. You are still the same person, but it always the paths you choose that determine your destiny."
"For us, we find meaning in the fact that we could have all gone to college or chased a "normal" career, but we went with music, which is a long-shot," Melendrez continues. "We're glad we did because it is what we love to do."
Steam the track's premiere right here, grab it as a free MP3, and stay tuned for more information on the band's debut album as it's unveiled.