Review of the track Miracle by Evolution of the Groove
The song Miracle shares its rocking sounds thanks to the dry and exquisite punch of electrical guitars, bold wind instruments and rhythmic drums. The arrangement is layered with the textured duet of strong Gospel-based female vocals paired with soulful R&B-courting male vocals. The track seems to leave aside any instrument or arrangement that might confuse the listener into thinking they are being serenaded. The musical accompaniment exudes power and defiance, refusing to be too melodic almost as if to prevent us from falling asleep on its metaphorical journey. It sounds like it was created to help the lyrics and the listener break through the metaphorically sonic obstacles into the very miracle that the title speaks of.
Judging by their name, it seems that this song embodies at least one of the band’s perspective of the sonic aspirations of the groove genre: a fusion of at least Rock, Funk, R&B and Gospel. But beyond putting together what sounds like a new wave (and age) for the groove, they bring in a new meaning to it, making it the vehicle for exorcising frustration to dig out and rekindle every flicker of hope.
More about Miracle
Miracle is the name of the song, released 21st of May 2018 by the band Evolution of The Groove. The track is arranged, written and produced by Chris Sclafani, from the band. It was recorded by Brian Farquar, Soundcheck Studios. All band members play on this track, namely:
Chris Sclafani- Saxophone/vocals/co-founder/writer/arranger
Steven Cunningham- Trumpet/co-founder
Nick Skinner- Trumpet
Zach Taylor- Trombone
Nelson Valentine- Keys
Andrew Rohlk- Guitar
James Joyner- Bass
C.J. Alicea- Drums
Jaylin Brown- lead vocals
About the band Evolution of the Groove
Funk, rock, R&B, Hip-hop, soul, gospel, jazz: These are the elements that have molded and shaped the core sound, as well as, the overall experience that is Evolution of The Groove. Originally founded in 2010 by Steven Cunningham and Chris Sclafani, the band focused on combining the elements of each member’s background to create a new and unique sound that would emphasize the preservation of the ever lasting “Evolution” and “Groove” that is music, which is demonstrated by their brand new sound with everything from high energy, in-your-face jams, to soothing meaningful beats, featuring emotional lyrics as well as invigorating.