Saved by Friday (Pop Rock) - Tampa, Florida
4/2/17 - The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
"Jaded" EP Review
Saved by Friday released this five track EP a few months back and was recorded with Nik Bruzzese of Man Overboard and Ace Enders of The Early November. Let's dive in and see what they're all about. "Never Cross My Mind" starts off the EP with a mid tempo paced Rock sound sprinkled with a highly infectious roaring chorus. The guitar solo fits the track perfectly and just puts more rhythm on top of it. It's a splendid, upbeat opener that hooks in the listener right away. "Euphoria" is a top notch single. The track is incredibly easy to get into and has multiple layers to it to help repeat listens. Just listen to it and you'll see how brilliant it is. It'll be a tremendous live track as it explodes with a such a powerful sound. "Home" is a slower, more intimate track. The track, while not acoustic, will get the live show audience lighters up for sure. The ending of the track is a tour de force of sound. "Silver Screen" picks the pace back up and barrels ahead with a sound that features some stellar guitar work and explosive radio Rock sound. The closer "Monica" is the highest energy track on the EP. The track brings to mind Fall Out Boy and will be a certain fan favorite. It's a fantastic track to closer out an incredible EP.
Saved by Friday have such a highly infectious release here that every single track is radio friendly and should be listened to right away.
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Saved by Friday” and is there any meaning behind it?
The idea for the band started on Xbox, just in conversation. Over time we decided to actually try it, we didn't know much about making music. So over time, our sound has evolved tremendously as we've also gained skill on our respective duties. "Saved by Friday" was just a name we agreed on over weeks of searching for something. It's not too deep of a meaning, just making it through the week and living for the weekend.
2. What do you want listeners to take away from your "Jaded" EP?
Just that they enjoy it, we want people from all over to like our music.
3. What can people expect from your live show?
They can expect a unique set, simply because we don't script our performances. Every show is organic and down to earth.
4. What's your favorite track to play live?
I'd say "Home" is our collective favorite. It's our token song, and the vibe in the room changes, it's an attention grabber.
5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?
Paramore, Coldplay, and The Rolling Stones.
6. Any crazy show stories?
We were followed by a meth head after a show to McDonald's. His name was Sneaky Pete. We've been offered meth a number of times, given that we live in Tampa.
7. What’s your take on the current state of Rock?
Indie Rock and Alternative are dominating. Bands like "Walk The Moon" and "the 1975" are really shaping it up.
8. What’s the current music scene like there in Florida both locally and state wide?
Florida's music scene is predominantly metalcore and some pop-punk, so it's a blessing and a curse for us since we're different. People at the least love music here.
9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?
Support the artists you love.
10. What’s next for Saved by Friday?
Hopefully touring, small and big. We'd love to become an international act.
11. Any shoutouts?
Shoutout to everybody who continues to support us!