Misty Eyed Brings Warrior Energy to New Single "Attila"
Even though I’m just sitting and typing this review out, my heart is beating rapidly and my eyes are wide with excitement. It’s the kind of reaction only good music or a very large coffee can provide me. In this case, the warrior dynamism of Misty Eyed's latest single, “Attila” has me feeling some kind of invincible. It’s the kind of track that will make you feel unleashed upon the world as if you’re somebody’s worst nightmare.
If you’re not familiar with the band, Misty Eyed is a multi-talented 4-piece rock group hailing from north Atlanta. If you had to, you could classify their music as hard rock, but what these skilled musicians are really known for is their ability to blend a wide variety of sounds from across the rock spectrum. When chatting with frontwoman Megan Burke, she hinted that listeners can definitely expect more of their signature sonic experimentation on their upcoming album Eurydice. However, “Attila” seems to recall the heavier sound of Misty Eyed’s debut EP, In Lou Of.... The heavy rock flavor mixed with Burke’s melodic voice certainly brings to mind groups like Flyleaf and Lacuna Coil, but their sonic versatility makes Misty Eyed’s sound all their own.
“Attila” is the kind of song that can captivate a rock fan with the very first listen. It opens with drummer Zach Nall laying down a tremendous drum beat that instantly gets one’s adrenaline pumping. Next comes the triumphant, crunchy guitar riff that embodies the conquering spirit of the song’s namesake. This all paves the way for Burke’s remarkable voice, which delivers lyrics that convey a clear message: “You don’t want to mess with us”. Powerful layered gang vocals compliment Burke’s leads, and add to the raw vigor of the music. The warrior concept that provides the inspiration for this track, paired with the formidable musical skill and commanding tone of the song is both impressive and satisfying.
“Attila” is available now on Spotify, and also be sure to check out the song’s music video on YouTube. Keep an eye out for Misty Eyed’s upcoming full-length album, Eurydice, which will be released on November 9th, 2018.