Guitarist, songwriter, and producer Richie Gomez is a thought-provoking new artist who aims to fill a niche with deeper, more introspective rock music.
Alive – the new single from multi instrumentalist Richie Gomez- is a combination of 90s alt rock, heavier, early 2000s bands, and introspective yet uplifting lyrics. In it, Richie proves that motivation is not necessarily just the domain of bubblegum pop – and shows the fighting spirit which hard rock songs can instill in their audiences. Alive is equal parts euphoric and introspective, pushing the individual listener towards self actualization and self expression.
With an ingeniously catchy, yet distorted and thrashing guitar riff, Alive is a “tour de force” of a song which celebrates the best of hard rock. It’s got everything the genre should have – momentum, spirit, and attitude. With a noisy, punk-style solo, and drum breakdown beforehand, Richie shows off his skills on multiple instruments.
With tight, thrashing guitars and pop-inspired melodies, Richie’s work is both cathartic and catchy, ready to fill a niche for those looking for music which brings together both the light and dark sides of life.
Richie’s music is accessible on multiple levels. Whilst fully enjoyable as strong pop-rock songs, his detailed sound design offers an extra layer for audiophiles and fellow musicians, making tracks which can be replayed over again and still reveal fresh perspectives. His lyrics follow a similar form; designed to provoke thought, they can be approached in many ways and aims not for a single explanation but instead to encourage the listeners own inner development.
Overall, Alive sums up Richie’s attitude to life in a way which makes it impossible not to pass it on to the listener. This is a song which strikes a balance between both the hardships and darker sides of the human condition, whilst rising to meet their challenges with a soundtrack of stellar musicianship and pounding drums. Listen to Richie Gomez on the following links: