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Stay Strong by Native Blood



Today, I am bringing you another new band! A band that only released their first song two days ago (Saturday 1st August 2020). This was a band that I came across not through Instagram or Twitter, no, TikTok gave me this one! I follow Jack on TikTok, and when he was posting about the band prior to the release, I started following them and got invested just from the covers they were posting, and now, here we are. They've got their first song out, and I have so many thoughts and feelings about this song! 

So, from one song (which don't judge me because it only took Lonely for me to say this about the lads in 4KM), they're up there with some of my favourite small bands. One song. That's all it took! If you know me, and you read my blog regularly, you'll know that it's a hard task to make it into my top 5, there's a lot of bands in joint places, a lot of bands that have put out multiple releases and only just make it into that list, and some bands that I rate and love, don't even make the cut, yet Native Blood do, and that is the shocking bit! So from that, without even telling you anything about my thoughts on Stay Strong, you know this is going to be an extremely complimentary post! 

So, from the first few seconds of Stay Strong, I was in love with it. It isn't rocket science to figure out why, honestly, they blew my mind. I didn't know what to expect really, I didn't know if this was going to be the best song I've ever heard, the worst song I've ever heard or just a very mediocre track... it is one the best songs I've heard. I'm not even talking about just small bands, or just recently... no, I'm talking about putting it up there with the likes of Time For You To Stand Up and The Chaser (Twin Atlantic), I'm putting it up there with Kiss My Neck and Funny Bones (The Mocking Jays), I'm putting it right up there with some of the best music that I've ever heard. 

I think Stay Strong is an incredible track! It's insanely good, and it's catchy, and at this point, if you're a regular here, you know what's coming, but it has change and depth to it! Which as we know, is essential for me to rate a song highly, it flows so lovely, it's got change and depth, it's got great lyrics. All these things, that I say all the time, make a good song for me, this song has! And I really do love it! I think it's bloody incredible! It really did blow my mind with just how insanely good this is! 

I really do love this song so much and I love all the different elements in the song! It's just such an incredible song, and it's made me really excited to see what they come out with next! Stay Strong really has grabbed my attention and off this song alone I'm putting them in my top 5! The talent in this band is just something else! They're so talented, and I'm going to show them a lot of love and support, because, they deserve it! 

Overall, a 5 out of 5 lemons, if I knew people wouldn't complain I'd give it a 6 out of 5 lemons! So accept whichever rating you want! 

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