Track Review: Different Times // Adam Brookes

Influenced by the likes of Depeche Mode, The Rolling Stones, The Clash and Daft Punk, Adam Brookes fuses elements of electronica, indie-rock and post-punk in a unique sound. The frontman of indie pop-rock sensation Dangermaker, this US-based artist’s solo project defies genres and evolves from previous material. Already an established musician having performed at various venues and festivals, including SXSW and Noise Pop Music Festivals, Adam Brookes is a well-known name in the San Francisco area; however, this doesn’t mean he has forgotten the underground scene. Working with a rotating cast of musicians in the SF Bay Area, he brings passion to live performances. The latest addition to his repertoire is ‘Different Times’.



Described by Rising Artists Blog as possessing “absolutely electric energy”, Adam Brookes has a subdued wildness in his music. Following on from the eclectic ‘Lonely Life’, ‘Different Times’ adopts a smoother, more flowing arrangement that is easier on the ear. Yet, the steadier and more harmonic melody does not hide the painful poignancy of the track. Unlike previous work that sent shockwaves through your body, ‘Different Times’ uses a melancholic indie-rock sound to carry you along this sonic journey.

Toe-tapping and head-bopping, ‘Different Times’ combines guitars with pounding drums and synths highlighting Adam’s versatility as an artist. What I love about this song is how the melody aligns with his lyrical need for communication in dire situations, yet at the same time playing on compassionate sentimentality within a whimsical tune. Adam’s rich vocals add a further element as they ensnare your senses and add a more intimate dimension to the song.

In addition to the single, Adam Brookes released an official music video for ‘Different Times’. You can view the video below or on his YouTube Channel.


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