Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to The Longing. I discovered this Band while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked their epic style.
As soon as I hit the play button, the “sonic atmosphere” created by this band immediately blew me away.
A fantasy, theatrical, and epic genre that amazes for the quality of production and execution.
The singer’s voice is fantastic, high and confident timbre. She ventures into intricate melodic lines that are not easy to interpret.
The band flawlessly accompanies the sinuous melodies of the voice.
We are faced with high-level musicians, the guitars, drums, and bass move without hesitation and create a truly enviable sound understanding.
The chord progression and the harmonies are never predictable and banal and the listener remains glued to the speakers from the first to the last second.
A nice discovery that I recommend to everyone.
Torture is The Longing’s Single Out Now!
There’s a divine place, which suspends itself deliciously between distinct musical genres. A place, which proudly and effortlessly beams a smile of non-conformity, never needing to wedge itself into that perfectly chiseled square box. It’s here that you’ll find The Longing, swimming in their own unique musical sea, which bridges the gap between over-simplistic genre categorization.
Transcending expectations of symphonic metal, they hover gloriously over the void between raw progressive metal and rock. Founded by LA based musician/singer/composer, Laura Bradley, The Longing is a 5-piece band who take a tight hold on raw progressive metal, mix it with a fusion of gritty rock and deliver a uniquely hitting sound. Bradley has the ability to harness the power of her trademark angelic vocals, unleashing her voice with the spectral force of an emotional whiplash – that’s what instantly brings audiences to a standstill.
Fuse this with Bradley’s impeccable poetic lyrics and compositional style, which injects a jagged, rhythm-driven musical perspective, and you begin to experience the energy igniting the ever-snowballing fan-base of The Longing. In addition to Laura, the band consists of guitarist John Huldt, bassist Michael Wallace and drummer, Tom Plumb – all formally trained, seasoned session and touring musicians with numerous high-profile production and engineering credits.