From the United Kingdom, Halfway Home demonstrates the power of complete escapism in both creation and music with their new single, Memoirs, which is singularly provocative, entertaining, and musically tremendous.
Forming in 2021, Halfway Home is a five-piece alternative band from the UK. Unsigned and new to the scene, they released their first five-track e.p ‘Autumn’ in line with the season itself.
Entirely self-produced and formed through the coronavirus lockdowns. Attempting to create an overarching story of progression through mental health difficulties represented by a plan of 4 e.ps matching the seasons. Memoirs is the first single from the first e.p ‘autumn.’
As the story progresses, the intensity increases, and the weight of the soundscape that surrounds the audience becomes ever more apparent. While you’re waiting for that connection, the title and indeed each little line drags you in, and the music encircles you in its alt-rock hypnotics.
“Memoirs” is an alternative rock song with some decidedly powerful concepts at its center that is lyrically interesting at every level. Weave in some excellent musicianship, some explosive instrumentals, and solos, and the whole thing instantly connects and piques one’s curiosity in a live show. Without a doubt, festival-ready.
The hook has an irresistible simplicity about it, and it brings the single to a forceful conclusion. The concept also piques our interest as listeners, urging us to return to the piece, again and again, becoming more used to and involved with the piece’s sound with each new session.
Halfway Home’s “Memoirs” is a well-done piece that is recognizable while still new, loaded with discernible identity, and heavy and calming depending on your needs.