Based in Los Angeles, The Americans is a roots rock band that strives to preserve the genuine sounds of American music. Their third full-length album, titled “Stand True,” is a soulful tribute to the blues, country, and rock and roll of the past, but with a contemporary flair that adds a fresh and relevant twist to their music.
The album starts strong with its title track, “Stand True,” which showcases the band’s commitment to their craft and staying true to their roots. The track is a driving, foot-stomping rocker that features blistering guitar work and a raucous rhythm section. Lead vocalist Patrick Ferris delivers a commanding performance that urges listeners to remain true to themselves.
Another standout track is “Give Way,” a catchy alt-country rock number that highlights some of the album’s strongest vocals.
“Romeo,” one of the most poignant moments on the album, is a haunting ballad about the power of love and the sacrifices we make for those we care about. Ferris’ tender vocal performance is accompanied by gentle instrumentation.
The album concludes with “Here With You,” a driving piece that features some of the album’s most electrifying work and a propulsive rhythm section. It’s a fitting end to the album, leaving listeners energized and wanting more.
“Stand True” is a phenomenal album that showcases The Americans’ incredible musicianship and their passion for genuine roots music. The band seamlessly blends blues, country, and rock and roll, demonstrating their talent and making it a must-listen for fans of authentic, rootsy music. Whether you’re a fan of classic rock or modern Americana, “Stand True” is an album that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.
In late June listeners will find The Americans releasing their newest EP “Strays” which will be a must listen for 2023. If “Stand True,” is any indication, “Strays” will be a release that will have you head over heels.