Tether, the debut album from Pittsburgh-based artist Reaffinity, is a beautifully crafted release that incorporates a unique blend of styles. At 7 tracks long, this album takes you on quite the wild ride and leaves you wanting more. The first song on the album is the perfect opening, “Stake” is dominated by some incredible guitar riffs providing a perfect soundcape, while it is short lived its impact can be felt.
Although the album is primarily in the alt-rock world, Reaffinity shines here by blending elements of hard rock, indie rock, post-punk, shoegaze, and more. The creatively crafted sound delivers a hypnotic energy that keeps you engaged from one song to the next. It’s always refreshing to hear a release that feels this full, while at the same time new.
The second song on the album is self-titled “Tether”, the lyrics are introspective and thought-provoking, and they perfectly capture the feeling of being lost and searching for connection.
Reaffinity isn’t just throwing sounds together; he’s crafting an identity. The layers of textures, irresistible hooks, and heartfelt vocals showcase an artist who’s not afraid to experiment and evolve. It’s evident that a lot of hardwork and talent went into every note of “Tether.
The album spans over 18 minutes and 31 seconds, and all the songs are unique and thought provoking, you can hide the fact Reaffinity is great with songwriting, because each some tells a story, and with his slick voice, singing those lyrics goes straight to the heart of the listener .
As the final notes of the album fade away, there’s a sense of both satisfaction and longing. The musical journey you’ve just been on leaves you yearning for more, a sign that Reaffinity has struck the right chord.
With “Tether,” he’s making his mark, and I can’t help but be excited for whatever he brings us next. It’s clear that Reaffinity’s musical journey has only just begun, and I’m eager to follow along every step of the way.
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