VOID returns to raise the roof and simultaneously connect on a profoundly human level with a brand new piece of music named “Medicine,” stylishly balancing energy and melodic optimism with self-deprecating lyrical honesty.
With the unusually contemplative composition “Medicine,” Brighton’s Brand new band VOID illuminates an honest and pure side of modern Rock / Rap / Emo, creatively merging delicacy and weight with catchy instrumental distortion and softly rising, quietly passionate vocals.
The tune makes good use of contrast throughout, and it provides those essential arena-crowd moments of rising up, fading out, then dropping back in for a big headbanger blast of escapism. At the same time, the vocal’s approachable, dynamic, yet relatable tone and delivery reveal a nod to the legendary.
As “Medicine” gradually shifts the intensity, the harsher rock edge of VOID rises tall with another meandering pattern. Still, the voice is the common thread, combined with artistic freedom and topical integrity – the band exudes an alternate air of identity that is refreshing to watch.
The main singer’s vocal lead seems familiar, as if he was born to perform in this manner, but what makes things interesting this time is an entirely unexpected rap flow. The second half harkens back to more superficial rock and hip hop collaborations, but we get a generally fresh and attractive alternative with the prog-rock and dramatic flair to the hook here.
VOID structures their tunes with style and intention – the smash of the percussion, the tumble of transition, the juxtaposition of gentleness and distortion throughout. “Medicine” has much of the same features as the previous songs, but with a noticeably more energetic, uplifting performance and melody that creates a sense of possibility.
This current record is beautifully honest, indicative of vulnerability, and musically fearless dedication all at the same time.
VOID has the sound, the style, the ability, and the subtle yet fascinating presence—a joy to come across.