Track Review: Wait For Me // Broken Romeo
Formed just over a decade ago, US-based band Broken Romeo can “hit you straight between the eyes” with their music – quote from Muzik Reviews. Drawing together the skills of James Turpin (vocals and guitar), Steve Turpin (lead guitar and vocals), Ari Sloane (bass) and Matt Ringnell (drums), the alt-rock foursome brings something diverse, eclectic and hard-hitting to audiences. Featured on Parx-E Webzine, Muzak Reviews, Roadie Music, Less Than 1000 Followers, Red Rock Magazine and various playlists, Broken Romeo is building their loyal following on an international scale. The latest addition to their discography is the single ‘Wait For Me’.
Known for their powerful rock-inspired sound, Broken Romeo has released critically acclaimed singles and albums for about 10 years. Following their track ‘Beautiful Mistake’ (released in 2021), ‘Wait For Me’ is a fusion of classic and contemporary rock. Easily placed along the rock sounds of the 1980s and 1990s, Broken Romeo lies between Aerosmith, Guns ‘N Roses, and Bon Jovi. The thing is, while there is a strong reminiscence of old-school rock bands, Broken Romeo has a contemporary alt-rock edginess making it more eclectic.
Merging bold vocals with pounding drums and powerful guitars, ‘Wait For Me’ tips you into a kaleidoscopic swirl of sound sending you twirling about at a dizzying pace. All coming together with gruff, rough rawness, ‘Wait For Me’ has an almost palpable grittiness that, really, “hit you straight between the eyes”. What I find intriguing is how the gritty, raw melody so aptly represents the darker, intimate concept.
Inspired by themes of addiction, infidelity and the resulting implosion of a marriage, Broken Romeo touches on human fragility in a hard-hitting way. This is the fifth single from the album Infirmus Orbis and I really can’t wait to hear the rest of it!