Soon the Sun Will Come is the second album from indie artist Clayton Waller, known to his fans as Rock Europa.
I’m new to Rock Europa, having only found this album a week ago, but I’m really enjoying it. The album was recorded in a basement, which brings me back to my college days when I would go to indie rock shows in church fellowship halls, municipal town halls, and a few other random, inglorious locales.
Soon the Sun Will Come
According to his website, Rock Europa is a “is a sprightly blend of gritty rock and shimmering pop,” which I believe to be an accurate statement. Think of an unpolished Weezer, but then account for the fact that Waller is playing all of the instruments himself on the album, something that always impresses me.
Topically, Soon the Sun Will Come presents the artist’s thoughts on “the power of time, the reality of love, and the importance of faith as [he] experiences a transitional stage of life.” Musically, this is the type of album I love to write to: creative, melodic, and the perfect indie album. With regard to “genre” it’s hard to say, though, because I want to say “punk” but I also want to say “melodic rock,” which is actually a good thing. Thanks to the internet–don’t worry, I won’t be off topic for long–we now have the power to truly break things down into micro-niches, shattering genres with fluid sounds that can be unique as they want.
Soon the Sun Will Come is a perfect summer blast of nostalgia and new, and I heartily recommend it.
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4.5 Stars –
A copy of this album was provided to me by Noisetrade.com in exchange for my email address. Get it while you still can.