Ben Conely releases the powerful and energetic single, Thanks for Something, an angsty blues-punk masterclass that hits home hard.
Sometimes you just need to let loose to get over a heart ache, and that’s exactly what Ben Conely does on track Thanks for Something. Written a few days after a break up, Ben channels honesty and fleeting yet relatable thoughts into raw, punk energy in the short yet memorable single that helps him move on and find a way to smile.
Starting with a solitary, fuzzy guitar riff, we’re quickly thrown into an immense wall of sound as drums, vocals, and more heavy guitars join the fray in an energetic, bluesy, punk-edged frenzy of sound. It hits hard and it’s meant to…it could wake up a sleeping giant. The reverb-tinged vocals sit heavily under the music as Conely battles with what to think about his fresh breakup, almost arguing with himself about how he feels about it: “I don’t miss you, just the idea of you, thanks for something…I try my best to feel the pain ‘cause that’s the only way you change”
The direct honesty and angst that Conely is going through is something many can relate too, cleverly hiegithend by the powerful , brash, and quick nature of the song which comes in at around 1 minute and 12 seconds. Just like the escalating thoughts in his head, the track finishes before it can delve further into these emotions because it doesn’t need to.
Thanks for Something highlights the aftermath of a breakup, a burst of emotion that needs to be released before you can move on and make sense of what’s next in your life. The raw power and passion is fun to behold with Conely encapsulating it perfectly amongst rough-edged guitars, big and bold sounds, and a blink and you’ll miss it attitude.
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