Well, this is a little change of pace from the music we primarily focus on at FOCUS on the 615, which is usually country. However, good music is just good music and if it’s coming out of Nashville, we will let you know about it if it catches our ears!
This Is She is a rock/pop/electronic/dance band based out of Los Angeles, California with a Nashville connection in lead singer, Alana Grace. I’ve written about Alana as a solo artist, then when she was part of the group: TOY, now part of This Is She that is made up of 3 of the 4 members from TOY. Ok, confused already? Don’t be! Just a name change, but same type music if you enjoyed TOY.
This Is She was introduced to a large Nashville audience most recently during the 4th of July celebration at Riverfront Park last month where they were met with rave reviews. Their music can best be described as a mix of darkly-influenced melodies & lyrics blended with pop, rock, electronic, and dance influences. You’ll even hear a little dubstep in the mix from time to time. Led by Alana Grace whose vocals are most reminiscent of Amy Lee from Evanescence. She is joined by lead guitarist, Christian Paul Meadows, and Ryan Folden on drums, who were both formerly of the band, After Midnight Project.
Check out their video below that was recently featured on the MTV Buzzworthy site:
With their debut EP release entitled Nobody Is Ok, you’ll find a mix of hauntingly-beautiful clear vocals mixed with the darkly-rooted melodies & lyrical themes intertwined with the pulsating constant rhythms, electronic additions/textures, and ambitious guitar licks. This is not your bubblegum pop, but something that is more refined and geared towards an audience that wants a little more than just a simply good dance beat and simple lyrics that seem to dominate so much of the pop charts lately. For example, they would not appeal to the same audience that enjoys “Call Me Maybe”. I would say that a college crowd would be more attuned and appreciative of their music.
My favorite off the album is “Disobey”. It’s dark, edgy, uptempo with a constant driving rhythm. This one has me hitting the repeat button often.
Check This Is She out at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thisisshemusic and you can buy their music on iTunes.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars