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Greg Hoy Releases “Comfort Vendetta”

With beefy guitars, angst-ridden lead vocals, and percussive thunder that quakes the floorboards beneath your feet, you don’t need much else to release a rock n’ roll feeling in the air. If you’re an artist like Greg Hoy, the answer is nothing – and he proves as much in his simple yet sonically intense new single “Comfort Vendetta.” Right off the bat, we know we’re in for something epic in this song, as the instruments are loud, hard-charging, and definitively tighter in arrangement than what you’d commonly hear in a straightforward pop single.

By the time Greg Hoy’s vocals enter the fold, there’s already so much action transpiring in the instrumentation behind him that it’s hard to fathom keeping up with his nimble but wholly melodic singing. He quickly demonstrates an ability to balance fragile harmonies with a devastatingly brutish beat in the backdrop, and although it can be said that this master mix does him plenty of favors, there’s no denying that it’s his adrenaline driving home the most sensational moments in “Comfort Vendetta.” From its title to the tonal assault it unleashes rather smoothly, all things considered, this is a single rockers need to get their hands on this summer.

The chest-beating percussion is indeed more than ample on the backend of this mix, but I like that it doesn’t protrude into the bass parts, as has been the case with a lot of the heavier rock and crossover pop I’ve reviewed this year. Despite the arrangement’s rigidity, there’s an emotive quality to the lead vocal that I detected the moment I heard this song for the very first time, and it extends itself to the melodic substance of the instrumentation effortlessly. The beat in “Comfort Vendetta” was meant to induce a bit of anxiety as we get closer to the climax of the track, but this only makes the inevitable release of tension even more powerful and transcendent for the audience. I’ve been hearing a lot about alternative rock being the last mood-driven genre in the pop lexicon these days, but listening to a single like this one poses quite the counter-argument on behalf of contemporary rock n’ roll.

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“Comfort Vendetta” is a must-listen if you’re into the streamlined side of hard rock as it can be realized by expert hands, and whether you’re new to Greg Hoy’s music or not, I think this is going to get you more intrigued by the singer and songwriter’s work in the future. His career has taken him a great many places, starting with the band he’s fronted as recently as this year, but it’s in a solo venture like this one that I believe we’re able to get the full picture of what he can do as a creative. The personality of “Comfort Vendetta” is an enthralling one, perhaps even separate from the man behind the music to some degree, and it’s something I hope I get the chance to explore again in future works sporting his name in the byline (of which I’m confident there will be many, many more).

Mindy McCall



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