By: Funmi Onadipe
Former Co-Founder and Writer of Ballistic Sounds.
Stand back and marvel at Strawberry Blonde’s Takeoff! Alternative rock band from SUNY Purchase College released their latest project, Better Still just late July and it’s a breath of fresh air. Members Liam Connors, Sam Barna, Pat Dudasik, Alex Frondelli are definitely ahead of their time.
The main themes of love and relationships are vividly shown through simple yet graphic lyricism that is reminiscent of a short indie film playing in the listener’s head. Although, at times it is difficult to make out some words like in “Young Days,” the fluid and buttery vocals send the listener to the clouds.
Strawberry Blonde impressively creates a cohesive sound by incorporating the trumpet in with rock, indie, and folk. The trumpet is a favorite, as it adds that special something, making the listener pay attention to not only the vocals but also the amazing instrumentals.
Ballistic Sounds is excited to see this talented group Takeoff and we can’t wait to hear more!
Listen to Better Still Here: