First, let's talk about the song itself, Ride On. The music to me has a very The Black Keys/Lynyrd Skynyrd vibe to it. Very mellow and something you can picture yourself listening to on a long drive across the states. It also has a bit of a roudhouse feel. I am reminded of L.A. rock band, The Doors when I listen in closely. It is almost like pulling into a bar and you'll find this track playing through the jukebox speakers. The musicality of it is addicting in the sense of its lingering bass line, that's what makes it catchy and memorable.
Now, on to the video. The whole video seems to be shot by a drone, flying over Stonefeather as they are performing out in an open field with a stretch of road nearby. It hovers around the band as they play and also follows a motorcyclist riding about, as you will see. The landscape just fits right in with the song, I'm not sure how to describe it, but it just fits! It is almost like something out of a Rob Zombie music video production. I am drawn to its raw footage that looks like amateur shooting, but professionally done. Also in the video, the lead singer/guitar player seems to be having a blast while playing. It kind of reminds me of how Kurt Cobain is in a few Nirvana music videos. The bass player is in a full gorilla suit and is grooving away. As mentioned we have that addictive bass lick that stays within the ears throughout. I think of yet another L.A. rock musician, bass player from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea. At this point, I have to ask, is there something in that Los Angeles water musicians need to gravitate towards? The drummer is busy jamming on an all blue kit, including blue cymbals! I am always a fan of a drummer who is not afraid of jamming out to his own chops. I feel like it just adds to the excitement of the music. In a true rock-star manner, the ending is a very The Who/Nirvana way where the band destroys the drum kit and walks away. Be sure to check out the video and let us know what you think.
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