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The Restatements Use Classic Rock Sounds in New Single, ‘Beautiful’

By Margaret Adams

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D.C.-based pop-rock band, The Restatements, have released their third single for their upcoming second album. The single, “Beautiful,” arrives after two other singles that exude the same fun-loving and easy-going sound that the new single has. 

“Beautiful” is a song about the development of a crush, and the “spectacular” and “electrifying”  feelings that surround the experience of crushing on someone.

The single starts reminiscent of 2000s rock, while utilizing synth sounds and distinct guitar to achieve a more 2020 pop-rock tune. The song illustrates clear influences from contemporary and classic rock sounds and techniques. 

“Beautiful” is the perfect reminder to keep having fun, even in the face of the current adversities that may plague our current time. 

The lyrics were written by J.R. Molm, who performs lead and backing vocals for the band, while the song was produced by J.R. Molm and Jarred Barlow, who does bass, guitars, and programming. Zack Hawkins rounds out the band on lead guitar. 

The trio met in law school, recording their first album together while going to classes and studying for finals; they haven’t left each others’ sides since. 

Fans of Owl City, Maroon 5, and Weezer will enjoy this groovy, wistful tune about a potentially “beautiful” relationship. 

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Margaret Adams, Contributing Writer at Alchemical Records

Margaret Adams

Margaret Adams is a Psychology major and Rhetoric and Writing minor at The Catholic University of America from New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her work with Alchemical, she writes for CUA’s student newspaper, The Tower, and has recently been named Quill Editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and looking at pictures of her dog, Bella.

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