Independent rock artist Phill Rocker debuted the video for his single, ‘Keep On Riding‘ over the weekend.
Rocker debuted the video Friday, more than a year after he debuted the single by itself. The video features Rocker and fellow musicians Brian Tichy (drums), Richard Fortus (guitar), and James LoMenzo (bass) performing the single alongside footage of Rocker on his motorcycle.
Rocker said the decision to present the video as it is was made out of a desire to offer audiences something unique.
“I needed something different from what I’ve done before,” said Rocker. “I wanted something different from the lyric videos and other material that you see like that these days over and over on the internet.”
Rocker’s vocal delivery couples with the work of his fellow musicians to give the song a sound that is comparable to works from the likes of Deep Purple.
The lyrical theme presented in Rocker’s new single adds its own interest to its presentation. Rocker sings in the song’s lead verse, “If you look inside yourself/You might find someone else/It’s bittersweet in me/It’s my worst enemy/I don’t know where else to go/There’s nothing more to show/Skipping time to play/If no one else can stay/Time has come for you and me/Time has come to choose a side/Time has come to draw the line/Time has come to stay behind/Keep on riding baby/I keep on riding ’till I die/I keep on riding, baby/I keep on riding/I keep on riding ’till I die.” The opening to the song’s second verse is slightly difficult to decipher without a lyric sheet, but gets slightly easier to understand as Rocker continues, singing, “The magic fades away/It all disappears before the dawn/It hurts to see you this way/Tragedy’s fond of you/Just let the sun come in/To wipe away your sad/Time has come for you and me/Time has come to choose a side/Time has come to draw the line/Time has come to stay behind.” From there he returns to the song’s chorus, singing, I’ll keep on riding ’till I die.” This overall message comes across as the song’s subject saying to another person that he/she is going to live his/her life no matter what that other person does, no matter that other person’s life decision. The mention in the song’s second verse of tragedy seemingly being fond of the second person adds to the possible message about the proverbial fork in the road for the two people. This is, of course, just this critic’s own interpretation of these lyrics, and should not be taken as gospel. However, the urgency and the slight melancholy in the song’s musical arrangement would seem to hint at that seeming message even more. Regardless of right or wrong, the song’s lyrical content, coupled with its lyrical content will make the song an interesting new offering from Rocker.
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