It’s not everyday we receive a pure rocking track like “Elevator” to chew on; so today we are stoked to premiere the track from PONCÉ that is full of galloping guitars and weighty lyrics that come at us raw and unhinged. The twin brothers from Nashville list Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty as favorites and you can detect both of their influences on this track in minor ways. It also seems obvious in the music, that the brothers have that “twin-bond” which makes for tight riffs and a cohesive overall sound that should bring them far.
“Elevator” is the second single off their upcoming EP Afterglow which is due out on 5-5-17 and with tunes like this one, should be a great record. If you’re in Nashville on 2-24-17 be sure to head over to The Crying Wolf to catch a set from PONCÉ.
Elevator is one of the more abstract songs and concepts I’ve tackled so far in my songwriting. The song came to life in a somewhat melancholic space, and the idea came from feeling completely helpless and chained in a situation with someone. But I wanted the main concept and take away to be broader than that. I think we all can have the tendency to be at a loss for words or rationale in certain situations, and I wanted Elevator to come from that place of utter nonsense.
The song first came from the main riff which is the basic vocal melody for the verses. I was messing around on the guitar one day and came up with the main progression, and the words ‘I need a line cause I’m stuck in an elevator’ kinda revealed themselves as I kept on with the progression. This song has also lived in phases since 2011, so it’s crazy to finally give it up to the masses as it’s raw little self.
This is the second single we’ve released from our upcoming EP, ‘Afterglow’, which I’m really proud of based on the eclectic nature of the songs. It touches on a lot of sounds and production, which motivates us as we keep creating for future projects and collaborations. – PONCÉ