There are many who believe that “Rock is dead”? That group doesn’t include the New York quartet known as Ronin. Chris Feldmann (rhythm guitar and vocals), Jack Mauro (lead guitar), Andrew Vitale (bass guitar), and Justin Maas (drums) are all disciples of 90’s and the early 2000’s rock era. Rock-n-roll was rampant. Somewhere between then and the last 10 years the genre has seemed to have gotten softer.
Ronin is making it their mission to return to the sound that they grew up listening to. They’re not asking the question ‘what was’ anymore, but rather becoming a driving force behind the ‘what will be’ movement.
“Temptress” the band’s latest single is a fun upbeat song. It is driven with the thought of an alluring vice that you just cannot say “no” to. Although you are constently fighting against it, most of the time you succumb to the battle and come to grips with what life is. The premise of the song is something that can be universally understood and related to. Everyone has vices or guilty pleasures that more often than not make people feel ashamed of who they are. Accepting who we are as individuals is tough. This song illustrates those struggles and the eventual acceptance of realizing that things aren’t so bad after all?
Check out the video below as well as my interview with lead guitarist, Jack Mauro. Until next time this is Big L saying ‘keep those horns up and rock on!! \m/ \m/
Big L’s interview with Mauro.