Single Review: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - "A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Called LA"
THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS
A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Called LA
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus certainly needs no introduction. Since charting high with their debut single “Face Down,” the group has had continued success by blurring their reach between emo fans, alternative music lovers, and Christian rockers; charting several songs in the top position including “Am I The Enemy,” “Remember Me,” “It Was You,” “On Becoming Willing,” and more! With their brand new single, “A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Called LA,” we get our first look at their forthcoming Emergency EP and see lead vocalist Ron Winter being completely transparent as he tells the story of the first time he met his future wife, tucked into their classic sound that flawlessly bends emo and metal inspirations together. The rhythm hits quickly from the get-go with a kick of the drums and driving guitars, before it gives way to a slight bounce in the verses that catapults you deep into the story being told through the lyrics. Winter is candid as he sings of his nervous excitement with lines like “I see her smile, is it for me?,” but he also gives us the entire scope of the night as he takes us directly into the middle of conversations with lines such as, “then she said she thinks I’m cute and I am fun” and “If you want me you must move slow.” As we hit the two-minute mark, the music changes direction for the remainder of the song and presents us with a new dynamic that feels as if it’s designed for a crowd to be swaying their arms in the air along with it. I live in Nashville - a songwriter’s town – and it’s a pretty well-known fact that the best songs come from someplace personal. While everyone else seems to want to be putting out songs spewing their opinion on this, that, and the other, it’s pretty sweet that the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has instead given us a refreshing, personal, unapologetic love song that pulls you into the heart of a wonderful story.