Starset is a band that has certainly made headway in recent years. With there outer space look and their combination of orchestra, synth, and rock music has certainly stand out from some other modern bands. While I am not of the fan of the bands look, I can't deny that this is a talented band. They have made some really good space rock music and they continue to grow in popularity. Many people consider their biggest hit, "My Demons" the why this band has gained so much fame recently.
The first thing I like about this song is the way it's structured. It doesn't have much of an intro and pretty much goes straight into the first verse. The verses in this song are very quiet, with only subtle synth and orchestra music playing while the vocals are also pretty quiet as well. Then the song goes straight into a big chorus where everybody comes in loud and hard. After the second chorus, the song goes into a high energy bridge that then the second half of the bridge is back to the quiet subtle sound. Then the song ends by running through the chorus twice. The band pulls this structure off very well and the way they use the verses as a build up to the chorus really gives this song a good energetic feel when really only half the songs has a lot of energy. I also really like the way they blend the orchestra and the synth together. It really helps create that space vibe they are going for. Musically and structurally, this is a solid song.
I like how humbling this song is lyrically. The whole song talks about feeling trapped and needing help to get through your problems. The verses talk about feeling that pain and then the chorus is the cry for help. It feels very authentic and it is a topic that everybody can relate to it. Everybody goes through tough times and we want someone to help us out of it and this song speaks to that perfectly.
This is a good song and is without a doubt one of the bands best songs. It brings out the best in band and really showcases their talents. While I don't think they are one of the greatest bands I have every heard, this song demonstrates great talent and if they continue doing good songs like this they will continue to grow. I give My Demons a 4 out of 5.
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