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Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions Release 'Bodywise': A Poignant Tale of Societal Pressure on Young Women

The cover art for "Never Give Up" album by Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions
The cover art for "Never Give Up" album by Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions

Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions Explore Societal Norms with 'Bodywise', Offering a Powerful Commentary on Empowerment

Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions, are a band hailing from the diverse landscapes of Park City, Utah, Melbourne, Australia, and Ukraine. Their music has captured my attention many times before the announcement of their latest single, "Bodywise," which debuted on February 22, 2024.

This song, like may others in their collection offers outstanding guitar and depth in every vocal. It deep dives into the societal pressures faced by young women, blending pop rock with meaningful storytelling. The beauty rests in the guitar tones. Plucked, Americana meets folk and soft rock, the transitions seamless and the mixing tight knitted in place throughout the production. Enhanced by the subtle shakes of percussion you can't help but become part of the song itself. The vocals, a stunning soft rock clean masterpiece. Lyrically stunning and all together a beautiful listen.

Photo Credit: Timepunk Pet Photography / Liz Dranow

Put together by the talents of Gary Dranow, Chris Zoupa, Jason Jones, Roman Burda, Klim Apalkov, and Roman Kuznetsov, this song's exploration takes form in the story of a young girl's life, as she transitions from being perceived as homely to becoming a celebrated model, underscores the transformative power of self-belief and the potential to overturn preconceived notions.

"Bodywise" also channels the contemporary sounds of indie and pop rock to create a piece that is classic yet so utterly relevant in the narrative. Their dedication to addressing pressing societal issues through music shines brightly in this release, offering a message of hope and resilience to all who listen.

Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions continue to solidify their position as artists who not only understand the power of music as a form of expression but also as a vehicle for change. With this latest single, expect to be invited to reflect on the narratives we accept and challenge us to envision a world where every individual is empowered to define their destiny, free from the shackles of cultural norms and expectations.

As always, Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions have released a touching single with a lot of soul. Simply beautiful.

Genres: Indie Pop, Melodic Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Folk Pop, Contemporary Pop

Moods: Reflective, Empowering, Nostalgic, Relaxing, Heartfelt

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