AWOLNATION - Sail
I know, I know. I’m posting another Billboard song. This is a habit I have to stop and look, I can’t tell you exactly why I love Sail, I just do.
While I’m not as a big fan of AWOLNATION’s other stuff: this song is perfection. It balances a sweetness in harmony and clapping with the harsh hoarseness of leader singer, Aaron Bruno’s voice. The lyrics are simple but evocative. And then there’s this hint of synth that I love. Sail has a grittiness a lot of rock music is missing these days. Dammit, there’s even a piano interlude!
And it all ties together perfectly because you literally feel rocked; you’re at the edge of a cliff, you’re in the pouring rain, you’re watching waves crash down.