Reach - The Promise Of A Life [CD]
Cat. no: ICEACD173
Release Date: 23rd April 2021
The new album ‘A Promise of a Life’ from REACH is the end result of a trio that approach their art with no holds barred, anything goes in the pursuit of the perfect song.
An ‘A Promise of a Life’ is packed with! From the anthemic ‘The Law’, to the equally epic ‘Motherland’, onto the hook-laden ‘Higher Ground’ or the wonderfully eccentric ‘New Frontier’... this is an album that wears its heart on its sleeve. There’s echoes of the majestic Queen intertwined with modern pop sheen of Muse, expertly corralled into a unique, fresh package by a young band that have no fear.
Alternative rock band Reach was founded in 2012 by Ludvig Turner (vocals) and Marcus Johansson (drums). The duo met when Marcus auditioned for Ludvig’s band at the time, connecting on such a level that they both decided to leave their bands to start their own project together. Two years later Reach released their first album, “Reach out to Rock” and after touring Europe in support of the album, the then four-piece slimmed down to a trio now consisting of Ludvig, Marcus and the new addition Soufian Ma Aoui (bass).
2018 Reach saw the release of their second studio album “The Great Divine”, an experimental but captivating album that was unanimously acclaimed by the critics. It also set out the path the band would continue to follow with their songwriting and desire to expand their sound.
Defined by strong melodies and imaginative songwriting, Reach are always developing their sound, keen to remain ahead of the curve with songs that are both exciting and unique. Reach is also (and most importantly) defined by its members and with Ludvig and Marcus at its core, they have embraced the musical changes every time members have joined or departed.
The trio is characterized by a mutual love of music and a sense of development and genuine joy, that is, and always will be, the very essence of Reach. The bond that connects the three musicians is captured in their explosive and unforgettable live shows: their innate musical ability bolstered by their sense of playfulness, improvisation and love for what they do.
Tracks: New Frontier / The Law / Young Again / Satellite / Motherland / The Seventh Seal / Higher Ground / Cover My Traces / The Streets / Promise of a Life