Needle Drop: MeMe Detroit, “Life In The Now” EP

Returning to our ears following her 2016 debut album, Birmingham singer/multi-instrumentalist Maria Rodriguez—aka MeMe Detroit—has now released an energy-fuelled new offering in the form of an EP “Life In The Now.”

An ode to the power of positive thinking, “Life In The Now” is a pure sonic delight, fusing a classic rock musicality with a fresh, impassioned energy. Kicking things off, opener “Churchside Inn” oozes a scuzzy, raw grit as the gravelly power of Rodriguez’s vocals soars over infectious riffs. As eerie undertones build back up to a frenzied climax, shades of rock legends Foo Fighters blast into the ears, making for an immense start to the collection.

Continuing with just as much propulsive energy, “Soc Med Junkies” seethes with an uptempo spirit and catchy hooks, reflecting upon society’s unrelenting addiction to social media, whilst current single “De Moe” races with intense thrashing beats alongside soaring sultry vocals and fuzzy, ferocious riffs—an instant ear-worm, fueled by a fierce, yet understated, power.

Heralding a slightly more mellow tone, “Will You Be My Lie?” finds MeMe Detroit taking a moment of reflection, showcasing a soulful edge to Maria’s vocals, and exuding a sizzling emotion that’ll send shivers down the spine.

Bringing the EP to a close, ‘Run Riot’ does just what it says on the tin. Propelled by a raging, snarling force and punctuated by poignant punches of guitar, it’ll shake you to your core with its riotous energy and refreshing zealous spirit.

Bringing with it a sweeping magnificence and grunge-tinged shades of classic rock ‘n’ roll, “Life In The Now” will hit you with a fresh blast of restorative positivity that we could all do with now more than ever.

“Life In The Now” is in stores now via Soulrock Central Records.

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