Sonic Rade release their new single "Masquerade"
College Radio Charts - "Masquerade" Review
“Masquerade” opens with an enticing guitar riff, setting the stage for Ricardo Ryan’s mesmerizing vocals to take center stage. Ricardo’s voice carries a hauntingly melodic quality, drawing listeners into the heart of the song’s emotional landscape. His harmonica adds an extra layer of depth, evoking a sense of nostalgia that resonates at the tail end of the track.
Christian Fonjallaz’s bass work and synth elements provide a rich foundation for the song, creating a sonic stage that’s both powerful and immersive. Pascal J. Kramer’s drumming and sequences add a pulsating rhythm that keeps the energy high throughout “Masquerade.”
Lyrically, “Masquerade” explores themes of longing, uncertainty, and the elusive nature of desire. Lines like “We know it’s a masquerade, where do we go” hint at the enigmatic quality of life’s journey, while the repeated refrain of “It’s a masquerade” underscores the sense of mystery and intrigue woven into the song’s narrative.
The chorus, with its emotive delivery and catchy melody, is a standout moment in the track, making it instantly memorable and bound to leave a lasting impression on listeners. As the song progresses, it builds to a climactic crescendo, creating a sense of catharsis and emotional release.
Sonic Rade’s “Masquerade” is a testament to the band’s artistic prowess, demonstrating their ability to craft a song that is both musically intricate and emotionally resonant. With close to 15,000 streams on Spotify, it’s evident that their music is striking a chord with listeners around the world.
“Masquerade” is a compelling addition to Sonic Rade’s discography, showcasing their evolution as a band and their unwavering commitment to delivering thought-provoking, sonically captivating music. This single is a must-listen for fans of alternative rock and anyone in search of music that goes beyond the surface, delving into the depths of human emotion and experience. Sonic Rade continues to prove why they are a band worth keeping a close eye on as they carve their path in the music industry.