The Million Reasons Rock Hard On "Battle Of Sound"
Mini vans aren’t just for soccer moms anymore — they’re probably best suited for rock bands like The Million Reasons. Packed into an impossibly small van, the five-piece alt-rock outfit from Chicago performed their latest single “Battle Of Sound,” crunched together and folded over their instruments like origami in desperate need of a chiropractor.
Strapping a Go-Pro to the interior of the van, the guys started rolling. Kicking off with a searing guitar line, “Battle Of Sound” quickly adds the thump of percussion to steady the rock rhythms that are bound to get wild. Layered guitar riffs and slick bass join the arrangement while lead vocalist Scott Nadeau (safely strapped in with a seatbelt and manuevering suburban roads) delivers strong, unwavering vocals. Through twists and turns, the guys indeed endure a battle of sounds. Every once in a while, they change positions, adopting each other’s instruments. A couple of times, they hit big road bumps, all of these different components in effect leading to a battle of sonic changes. Still, the high-powered rock arrangement remains as deliciously rich and robust as it started. The track is alive with energy as The Million Reasons power through a killer rock anthem. It’s got all the elements: fuzzy distortion, warring guitar riffs, a solid bass line, unrelenting percussion, howled vocals. The final product is an adorably creative video chockful of spirit. The Million Reasons are brimming with something special — something zesty, something powerful. They’ve got the goods and they’re packaging it in new ways, but we’re not missing anything because it’s all right here — a dynamic rock romp from a wildly talented group.
Hear what drummer Colin Dill has to say about the production process below: