Published Jun 02, 2016Detroit pop-rock trio Empty Houses are set to drop their debut album Daydream on June 10 via Sargent House, but before it officially arrives, the genre- and era-jumping outfit has shared their sweltering new single "Rope."
The track is a reverb-washed blues romp, featuring rollicking guitars and pounding drums. Singer Ali Shea is particularly striking, proclaiming her devotion to a troubled relationship with her fiery lead vocals. These elements combine to recall five decades of Detroit music, drawing influence from the sweetly soulful sounds of Motown to the explosive blues of Jack White's projects.
Speaking of the track, Empty Houses' Adam Mercer had this to say:
This song came together faster than any song on the record. The verse riff, chorus and bridge were all there, and it only took us a few minutes to identify each as their respective part and structure them. Once the music was done, the general theme of the song came to us based on how it sounded, and the lyrics were written in one night. Once we put percussion on it in the studio it became one of our favourites.
Hear the current-day culmination of the city's musical history by checking out "Rope" in the player below. You can pre-order the album here or here.