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Gary Dranow Unveils '18, It's All Right!' - A Raw Exploration of Youth and Turmoil

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Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions dive deep into personal struggles with '18, It's All Right!,' a musical reflection on bipolar disorder and the quest for identity.

Gary Dranow returns with "18, It's All Right!," a profound single that delves into his tumultuous youth, marked by struggles with promiscuity and bipolar disorder. The track, featuring The Manic Emotions, melds '80s rock with alternative and classic rock influences, showcasing Dranow's journey towards self-discovery and acceptance.


"18, It's All Right!" offers listeners a window into Dranow's life at 18, exploring his relationship with his girlfriend Maria Skampski and his battle with untreated Bipolar 1 disorder. The song's soul-baring lyrics and emotive melodies capture the essence of Dranow's personal turmoil and his path towards stability and self-awareness.


From the first riff, this song will have you transported somewhere between the realms of surfer rock and pop rock. With both a classic feel and an air of the new, "18, It's All Right!", demands to be a hit. It deserves to be heard and appreciated for its quality.


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The collaboration includes Gary Dranow as the composer, writer, lyricist, and guitarist, with Chris Zoupa and Jason Jones contributing their instrumental proficiency and production expertise. This ensemble ensures a sound that's not only raw and authentic but also rich with contemporary sensibilities. The guitar skills are on full display here, making sure that the piece hits every note with precision. It's great. It's fun but it holds a serious narrative at its core.


Drawing inspiration from Dranow's real-life experiences, "18, It's All Right!" captures the complexities of navigating mental health issues and relationships. Influences from iconic '80s rock bands, coupled with Dranow's unique storytelling, make for a compelling listen. So, go and do just that!


Genres: 80s Rock, Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Indie Rock

Mood: Reflective, Uplifting, Nostalgic, Empowering



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