Truth We Tell Ourselves
Gripping vocals, emotional lyrics, and a strangely reminiscent 90's melancholy are the core sounds of Rob Randolph's sophomore effort, The Truth We Tell Ourselves. A percussive, acoustic rock album capable of leaving emo fans shaking, punkers with their jaws on the floor, housewives quivering, metal heads rocking and alterna-kids feeling hip for a second or two, The Truth We Tell Ourselves is as pure and emotional as it gets. With thick layers of instrumentation fronted by Randolph's trademark worn, in-your-face voice and his catchy guitar riffs, Randolph is able to combine the tantalizing smarts of Counting Crows with the boldness of the Foo Fighters. With the elegant & jazzy keys of Elaun Chase, the aggressive & funky bass riffs of Nate Everingham and the energizing & talented drumming of Dik Sol, Rob Randolph takes us to places we all can relate to on a personal level. All while crafting a tightly produced, hook-laden acoustic rock album appealing to indie, folk, and pop fans alike. Rob Randolph's The Truth We Tell Ourselves takes you on an emotional rollercoaster that we all call life. He reminds us that we are inner-connected on this journey and that we share a common thread of happiness and heartache. Randolph makes you question the tough decisions in life and shows the optimistic view that life is a breathtaking journey and how it doesn't always come out the way we plan. With songs like 'Distaste' and 'Thoughts of Comfort' that set a dark, moody atmosphere of regret and pain, he let's a bit of sunshine crack through the clouds in 'Lucky Stars', promising that tomorrow might be a bit better. It reminds us of love, life, loss and the day after that may find you shaking the dust off and picking yourself right back up. Here is an album that hides the optimism, but has plenty of it. This is the album you always crave after the dark times seem to be setting in. This is the genius of Rob Randolph.