Something to Say, the second EP from local artist of the week and forward thinking folk rocker Reuben Bidez, is an analog album for the digital age. Raw and reflective, it holds a mirror to the machines that make the modern world tick, from politics to sexual appetites to social media. Along the way, Bidez shows the full range not only of his voice an elastic instrument, with an upper register and rich vibrato that have earned comparisons to Jeff Buckley and Roy Orbison but of his songwriting chops, too.
Bidez and company recorded most songs in a series of live takes, emphasizing vibe over perfection. His single “Don’t Let Me Die” is a sharp, swaggering pop song about a life lived far too carelessly. Listen below and all week long on Lightning 100.
Don’t miss his album release show with Carl Anderson at Analog at Hutton Hotel Friday, Sept. 28! Buy tickets here.