A brand new single from Mikey Hamptons and his band The Meows brings through a beautifully complex, smooth beat and subtle strings, alongside which Benjamin’s uniquely raspy, recognizable voice provides short lines for a poetically honest single. Rising up from humble, quiet beginnings, Rise And Carry On soon kicks in with a mighty hook section offering a pop-rock ballad that quickly connects and begs for audience participation.
Raw vocals make for an accessible delivery, and the lyrics feel genuinely fresh yet still relevant in their access to this topic. The very idea of Rise And Carry On is positive in this case, not dismissive but inspiring – keep dreaming, dream big, and hold on for your time to shine. The song builds and builds to represent this concept, progressing from simplicity to fullness and bright energy – your moment coming into view, the instrumentation enveloping you as the passion rises and the guitar solos run wild. It’s an easy song to recommend to every soft rock fan.
While there’s plenty of character to the style and sound, there’s also a cinematic feel to the track almost as if this is the family film outro or support for a life-changing scene. Mikey Hamptons revels at the moment beautifully, and this gives the song the authenticity it needs to really move an audience. With songs like these, he has managed to be on the radar of everyone who is looking for some soothing soft rock music. We can expect more great things from Mikey Hamptons and his band. I’m looking forward to hearing more from them soon.