Adelitas Way – Getaway Album Review
Formed in 2006 with 4 albums now under their belt, Las Vegas born Adelitas Way have carved a place in modern rock music with their aggressive and straightforward approach to songwriting and pop friendly hits.
Getaway is the 4th entry into this band that never seems to quit and always comes full force with that good ol’ rock n roll vibe as well as melodic breakdown when needed.
Rick Dejesus recently spoke with me about his bands latest album and their Bad Reputation tour in support of it all. During that time I learned that the music industry and fans alike can be quite unforgiving and misunderstanding of just what motivates a band to create and trudge through a monster known as music.
Bad Reputation – The leading single and most straightforward song on the album, Rock mentions this as being honest about who he is and having a good time in enjoying the moments in life despite what people may think.
That said, the song definitely commands the attention of the listener to understand that no one is perfect but don’t get it twisted and criticize for what others do. Mix that theme with a great instrument section and palm muted guitars that lead the verses to the high energy chorus and you have one good romp of a rock n roll throw all to the wind song!
Comprised of 11 tracks, Getaway is a special installment into the catalog of Adelitas Way, as each song promotes a different theme and style from hard rock, to alternative, to ballad, to full force rock n roll. All those elements collide in a special and true to Sin City way.
Low – Driven to the breaking point of a tumultuous relationship and feeling like you constantly hit that low to your own self respect and doing things you never thought you’d be capable of, Low is the song that makes you understand how someone we love so much can make us feel lower than the dirt beneath their feet.
Harbor the Fugitive – Slowing things down and talking an almost blues approach, Fugitive is a song that features Rick’s vocals in a sultry fashion as he belts out each word with a chaotic groove to the funky/blues style guitars.
Fugitive is one of my favorite tracks on this album as it feels fresh and new to the bands otherwise signature sound. It’s very unique when a band shows a bit more of blues, thus breaking the mold of a hard rock band to show a new side to things.
Deserve This – Full of groove and energy, Deserve This is chaos and guaranteed to get audiences moving live and listeners at home turning up the volume to wrap up an overall journey of pure rock edge and aggression.
The Good Die Young – What appeals to me about this track are the lyrics and how Rick shows that talent can hit deeper and deeper no matter what the topic is. The topic in particular reminds me of all the fallen greats of music who passed away young or those who lived full lives and gave us amazing music.
Good Die Young is that song that also appeals as a letter to loved ones who can think fondly of a passed loved one and remember the good times they gave and the love shared. All around Its up to your interpretation to take something from this song. My one word sum up would be, Exciting.
End of Review Comments: Whether you think they are hit or miss form one album to the next, one thing is undisputed. Adelitas Way belong in music and are deserving of a listen and ticket purchase as they always create new and fresh approaches to songs and themes many saturate the airwaves with.
Adelitas Way always push to make things unique each album and tackle the mundane with a honest and raw approach as Rick Dejesus time and again told me and many interviewers that they are a band who creates and gets a message out in any rocking way he and his band can.
Getaway all around is a great entry into the diverse collection of songs Adelitas Way continues to add to and is also a album to stand alone on It’s own merit as the album of 2016 you want in your playlist for music that rocks and shakes your headphones or speakers.
Personal Favorite Tracks: Bad Reputation, Low, Harbor The Fugitive, Filthy Heart, Deserve This, The Good Die Young.
Written by James West 3-4-2016