For people of a certain age, and of a certain disposition, the Seattle sound (or ‘grunge’ by commonality) stood for a lot more than just its style of loud/quiet/loud guitars.
Intense and meaningful, grunge came to be seen as the soundtrack to the first wave of mid 90’s anti-corporate, angry, youthful protests and still remains the music and fashion bridge between the punks and today’s more politically aware artists.
Sounding influenced by grunge, and particularly Soundgarden’s more intimate side, ‘Truth’ is a journey into one man’s, well, personal truth; and his contemplations of the struggles of finding optimism and not comparing himself to others.
Raw and intimate, with a vocal not too far from Mr Cornell’s, ‘Truth’ does a great job of carrying on grunge’s bi-polar message of the importance of using anger and (self) love as weapons of protest and protection.
You can now purchase ‘Truth’ by Dean James & The Black Dogs on Amazon.