Zachary Ross & The Divine – Rebuilding Heaven

On September 9, Zachary Ross & The Divine releases debut EP Rebuilding Heaven on Smartpunk Records!

Rebuilding Heaven kicks right off with the upbeat and extremely catchy Angels Don’t Kill. It mixes the catchy poppy hooks and in your face punk well. The instrumentation isn’t over complicated and works well. The repetitive lyrics in the chorus means it’s easy to get stuck in your head and will be a good song to hear live.
The ending of a tape clicking and a talk about cats is random but really interesting and a nice touch.
Push Start (Everyone Knows) shows off Zachary’s vocals well and fits right in with a modern pop punk track. It’s fun to listen to.
Weapon jumps in with an acoustic guitar and brings a slower pace, allowing Zachary’s vocals to shine through more. It switches tact to return to the pop punk style before slowing back down just after the halfway mark and rebuilding in intensity. The contrast between calm acoustic and classing pop punk works well.
A Light Over Massachusetts takes me back to the good old noughties. The track is clearly an emotional one which covers the loss of someone close.
The EP closes with Panic Button. It features smooth vocals and is very similar to a lot of alternative artists who have leant into a more mainstream sound. It’s a good pop rock song.
It’s unsurprising that the debut EP from Zachary Ross & The Divine is really good, especially when you consider he’s the mastermind behind Man Overboard.
If you’re a fan of the band, you’ll love this endeavour and we can’t wait to hear more!

Elizabeth Birt

September 7, 2022

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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