Rock band Angeles debuted its latest video over the weekend.
The band debuted the video for its single ‘Celebrate‘ Sunday. The video’s debut comes approximately a month after the band debuted the song by itself. The song is featured in the band’s latest album Hell on High Heels.
The video features the band in various scenarios, including in preparation for its live shows, communing together and separately, signing copies of its new album, in office settings and more.
The musical arrangement at the center of ‘Celebrate’ is an upbeat, positive work that lends itself to comparisons to works from the likes of Poison, Ratt, and Motley Crue. The noted musical arrangement fits the song’s lyrical theme, which touts the joy of just being together with friends and family. It is that full-on happy, upbeat party rock sound that was so popular during that age of big guitar riffs and even bigger hair. The positive vibe exuded by the song’s musical arrangement does well to help convey the sense of joy that is exhibited through the song’s lyrical content.
Collins sings in the song’s lead verse, “Slip on my boots/And get my head on right/We’re going to a rock and roll show/meet up with the boys/And we’re heading to the club/We’re fired up and ready to go/Raise a glass tonight and let’s celebrate/It’s only midnight and it’s not too late.” He continues in the song’s second verse, “The drinks are flowing/And the music’s pumping/We’re having a real good time/the pretty girls are dancing and they’re looking at me/Gonna make one of ‘em mine/Sweet little Susie’s coming home with me/And we’re gonna set the night on fire/We’re back to my place and we have some fun/burnin’ like a funeral pyre.” From there, the story continues, telling about the morning after that night of celebration with friends and what followed. Little Suzie stayed the night and left the next afternoon, not to give away too much. From there, Collins sings about working hard all week and in turn, celebrating on the weekend. It’s never revealed if the song’s subject saw little Susie again. That is left to the listener’s imagination. That aside, the overall…well..celebratory nature of this song musically and lyrically makes it a work that lives up to its name and will assuredly keep listeners engaged and entertained what with that throwback musical and lyrical style.
The video for ‘Celebrate’ is just one of the marks that Angeles noted over the weekend. The band also debuted the video for its single ‘Heal The Wounds‘ last month.
The video treatment for ‘Heal The Wounds’ puts the band into what is meant to reflect a live setting. The song’s musical arrangement is much like that of ‘Celebrate, reflecting the noted influences. The song’s lyrical theme comes across as focusing on just getting over things that happened in the past. It serves as a reminder to listeners that “time will heal the wounds,” as front man Louis Collins sings in the song’s chorus.
Much as is the case with ‘Celebrate,’ this song’s arrangement is another full-on throwback to the guitar-laden rock that made the 80s such a notable musical era. While the stylistic approach is the same, the sound is anything but. This song’s musical arrangement is more akin to Poison’s ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’ and some older works from Bon Jovi. It starts off soft and simple before becoming much more bombastic yet still ballad-esque in the same stylistic vein of the noted older works. That familiar stylistic approach will appeal to the already mentioned audiences just as much as the arrangement featured in ‘Celebrate.’ It goes well with the contemplative nature in the song’s lyrical theme, which serves as a reminder to listeners that “time will heal the wounds,” of a broken relationship, as front man Louis Collins sings in the song’s chorus.
Collins sings sings in the song’s lead verse, “I’m all out of things to say/Out of tears to cry/All out of thoughts…Can barely let out a sigh/the memories and time/All pas me by/See you on the street/Makes me wanna die/Time will heal the wounds/Time will kill the pain.” He continues in the song’s second verse, “I’m all out of whisky/I’m down to my last cigarette/Trying to get it together/I haven’t figured it out just yet/Sleepless nights, they haunt me/I’m laying down in a cold sweat/It’s time for me to go/It’s time to raise my bet/’Cause time will heal the wounds/Time will kill the pain.” Following this point, listeners are presented the story of the actual breakup and the subject’s emotional recovery from that breakup. It would explain the much more uplifting sound that gradually develops through the remainder of the song. Considering that the song’s subject reminds himself that time will heal the wounds and kill the pain, this is a key to continuing to make sure this song connects just as easily with listeners through its words as much as through its music.
Hell on High Heels is available now. The album’s track listing and recording information is noted below.
Hell On High Heels tracklisting:
1. Hell On High Heels – Lytle/Collins – 4:43
2. Celebrate – Lytle/Collins – 3:37
3. Heal The Wounds – Lytle/Collins – 3:52
4. Apocalypse – Lytle/Collins – 4:24
5. Start Living – Lytle/Collins – 2:58
6. Rolling Like Thunder – Lytle/Collins – 3:56
7. Run – Lytle/Collins – 3:06
8. Holly Fenton – Merrit/James – 3:22
Music recorded at Clear Lake Recording Studios N. Hollywood CA – Ara Sarkisian.
Vocals recorded at MT Studios Burbank CA – Matt Thorne.
Produced by Dale Lytle and Matt Thorne
Mixed and mastered by Matt Thorne
Front cover by Jeffrey A. Swanson
Back cover by Connie Lytle
Graphic Design by Monarch Digital Design
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