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Ballyhoo! Survival Tips in “Live Through This”

by Daniel Warren HIll

Musicians and music fans alike have much to learn from Ballyhoo!, an American reggae rock band from Aberdeen, Maryland. The band has done an incredible job keeping fans sated during these unprecedented times by keeping a consistent public presence through new music and other media, making up for the lack of most live music opportunities. Their latest song “Live Through This” is the first official track (and music video) released since their 2020 album, Message To The World, with the exception of acoustic ballad “I Will Be Okay” and the band’s cover of Sublime’s “S.T.P.” and it is a fully charged ska-punk single complete with horn section. The album art has a slight nod to tongue-in-cheek comedy slasher film Dale and Tucker vs. Evil and the lyrics encompass the early start of the band and what they’ve survived through up to this point in their 25 year career. It’s hard to finish this song without feeling invigorated and a little more optimistic, like you too will “Live Through This”.

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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