By Ljubinko Zivkovic, Rock At Night Amsterdam
Press Your Luck – In My Bones Single & Video-Release date: December 19, 2022
Defining a song, album or an artist in genre-specific terms makes it easier for listeners to relate whether it is something for them or not. Yet, making sub-genres further maybe complicates things – what happens when a song, album or an artist go on and combine these genres and sub-genres?
Well, probably the best solution there is for the listener to check the song, for example for themselves and if it something for them or not. Case in point – Detroit quintet Press Your Luck and their latest single ‘In My Bones.’
Ricky Fries (vocals), Jim Ash (rhythm guitar), Brandon Howcroft (lead guitar), Nick Thibodeau (drums) or “Thibby” for short, Nick Steadman (bass) aka “Steady” come up here with almost any modern rock genre and sub-genre you can think of – from melody-driven punk and post-punk (Husker Du style) to emo and pop rock, it is all there in these three minutes or so.
Oh, and done well and with style.
It all gels, possibly from a fact that the entire group of guys have known each other for the better part of their lives and interestingly enough, Jim and Ricky are actually cousins.
Fries says, “’In My Bones” is about how it feels to have your heart broken. Not the most unique motif, but I think it’s one that a lot of people can relate to.”
Unique or not, it does work.