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Single Review: The PondHawks: “Afraid of Love” by Addison Coleman

The PondHawks, a Chicago based duo consisting of Jorie Gracen and Mario Novelli, have recently released their new single, “Afraid of Love.” The PondHawks wish to touch the world with their poetry and harmonies and their newest song does just that. The sentiment of the track speaks about people who spend their lives being afraid to open their hearts for whatever reason, but there is a twist to the ending if you take the time to really listen to the lyrics.

The vocals are spot on with Gracen’s strong and compelling harmonies and Novelli’s strong lead singing. The two write songs together and seem to know each other’s vibes. They also both seem to be very influenced by the Beatles. Mario’s voice reminds me of Paul McCartney. The song itself is closely Beatle-esque. The lyrics are poetic and the instrumentals full sounding yet it flirts with a slight electronic sound that adds to the totality of the track. The keys sound exceptionally strong and inspiring.

The PondHawks are currently the # 1 ranked Indie band in the USA and in the world according to Reverbnation. They are recognized for their story telling abilities, their inspiring messages, and captivating melodies. They push the boundaries of genre and break right through them, with their multi-faceted messages and artistry. They are a force to be reckoned with in the indie world and a band to watch for.


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