Having only been a band for the better part of a year and a half, …
Forget what Gene Simmons said. Rock isn’t dead. Justin Stewart Cotta is here to prove it’s in very safe hands.
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His latest single, Sketches, is not only a harmonious blend of both heavy and soulful rock but a tribute to the various stages of his musical career.
From playing classical piano in his youth, to shredding across the globe with Vast and Memento, Stewart Cotta has made no bones about his love for music. Sketches is testament to this, and it has all the makings of a real stadium anthem. You know the go: huge singalong moments, powerful riffs, and beats that’ll make you sway along in time. Aside from being anthemic, it’s also hauntingly beautiful—shining a light on the emotional state of the solo-artist.
Justin Stewart Cotta has delivered gutsy, no-frills rock and roll. You’ll be singing along and pouring your heart out in no time.
Thematically, the track was inspired by the loss of a loved one. It’s this vulnerable approach that makes things extra powerful. Sketches finds a sense of resolve in the ‘memories’, undoubtedly making it a source of catharsis for Stewart Cotta. For listeners who have travelled a similar path, this message will be just as liberating.
Music is a powerful art form. It moves people. Aside from providing a sense of comfort, it quite often has the ability to make you feel every emotion possible. Tracks like Sketches show exactly that. Justin Stewart Cotta has delivered gutsy, no-frills rock and roll. You’ll be singing along and pouring your heart out in no time.
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