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Vincent Moss and PELOUSE Reviewed

Vincent Moss and PELOUSE Reviewed

Vincent Moss – Jump the Gun

Similar artists: Linkin Park, Green Day

Genre: Alternative Rock

It’s easy to write anti-war songs during periods of relative peace. But aren’t there many of those? No, not as long as there’s a buck to be made from war. 

Being sensible about war is to speak out against it and to try and use your voice to convince others of the irrationality of it. But since this could prove detrimental in getting the bucks to add up, there are forces ready to crash the protest singer and his songs. 

You see, speaking up against war and injustice when the time comes is not easy. We celebrate protest singers of the 1960s. And we should. We don’t have many protest singers nowadays, although there are terrible wars threatening our world. Therefore, we should do our best to protest the few that we have. Your biggest pop stars have far too many endorsement deals, and they are going to risk their careers the way that The Beatles did when they refused to play to segregated audiences during their first North American tour. 

Vincent Moss’ “Jump the Gun” is an anti-war song that arrives at a pressing moment. It is, technically, a song calling for peace in the Middle East. It’s written by a Canadian unwilling to turn a blind eye to the senseless destruction. But it could just as well be about the war in Ukraine, conflicts in Sudan and Yemen, or the Haiti crisis. Unless we, the people, tell the warmongers how we truly feel, we become responsible too. 


PELOUSE – chemin

Similar artists: Bertrand Belin, Dominique A, Jean-Louis Murat, Alain Bashung

Genre: Alternative Rock

As we speak, jazz musicians are trading in their charts for an opportunity to play pop covers and poets are learning the essentials about rapping. All of them are doing this out of a desire to be heard and, most importantly, to earn some cash for their hard work. But trying to join in with what is trendy isn’t always the smart move. To start with, it almost guarantees that your career will be a short lived one. 

The same logic can, and usually does apply to whole cultures as well. French musical artists are very lucky, in some respects, that their maiden tongue is no longer the global language. That was true centuries ago and it mean that most educated people from all corners of the world had some knowledge of French art. Now a sleeping giant, French culture is able to play up its sophistication, take risks, experiment. 

PELOUSE’s “chemin” is a good calling card for the artsier elements of modern French alternative music. It works with the poetry that pop songs belonging to the European nation tend to prize. It also adheres to the logic that spelling out things is an insult to intelligent audiences. Rather, it works as the soundtrack to some kind of imaginary soundtrack. And, just because the ending and the start aren’t clearly described, doesn’t mean you won’t want to be part of PELOUSE’s tales. 

Vincent Moss - Jump the Gun

7.0

PELOUSE - chemin

8.0

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About author

Eduard Banulescu is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications, including FootballCoin, Play2Earn, BeIN Crypto, Business2Community, NapoliSerieA, Extra Time Talk, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He has written a book about Nirvana, hosts a music podcasts, and writes weekly content about some of the best, new and old, alternative musicians. Eduard also runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website www.alt77.com. Mr. Banulescu is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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