We recently interviewed Brooklyn rockers Makes My Blood Dance, and spoke to them about their latest single, Together Apart’, which comes with a stunning, dance laden, music video. Now let’s talk about the song and clip themselves.
For the past 5 years Makes My Blood Dance have been reminding us that genres are fluid, especially these days; metal can’t be put in a box, nor can pop, dance, or RnB. ‘Together Apart’, while form the more fierce end of their sound range, nonetheless is a song of beauty and grace, with a hereby for them unprecedented symphony of metal, pop, disco, and classic rock sounds. It sounds like it should be cacophonous, but in the hands of Makes My Blood Dance, it works, a seamless harmonious blend.
Singer Evan Russell Saffer (who was our interviewee), and guitarist John Polimeni are the not so secret weapon to MMBD’s power; they are experts at crafting a fine melody, and utter architects of composition. With ‘Together Apart’, Saffer’s vocal and Polimeni’s guitar create a dialogue between them – the bridge of the melody becomes the foundation of a soaring guitar solo.
Saying this, it should come as no surprise that the video for the song is full of surprises as well. With footage of the band in action, bringing heat and power to their performance, there is also interspersed scenes where they are serenading the viewer from portraits on the wall of a room. Here we see young women dancing in a finely tuned choreography, sometimes joined by Saffer, who shows he could well be a contender for the next season of ‘Dancing With The Stars’.