words: Jordan Gorsuch
If “Wool in the Wash,” Crying’s first single from their upcoming album, “Beyond the Fleeting Gales,” was a promise of what’s to come, “Revive” is the afterglow of a satiating deliverance of the goods. NYC’s Crying returns with another slam dunk song that chugs to life with huge, fuzzy guitars and sugary synths that come together to bloom into a gargantuan mission statement.
Unlike many other bands that emphasize sweet power pop, Crying has a remarkable depth that comes from perfecting their arrangements and unmistakable prowess with their instruments.
The massive, open guitar chords and keyboards swell around the bombastic drumming as vocalist Elaiza Santos sings that she is “searching for something familiar” and asks a simple question: “did I just remember the past?” It’s a song that is sentimental on the past but also makes strides toward being pragmatic and seizing new opportunities with bright eyes and full hearts.