Couch Session #8 — BRAHMS
It's a pretty simple setup: a couch in a room,
a video online, a couple songs to consume.
Not when BRAHMS is around, though, as they took a clean slate,
Lit it up and fixed it into something beyond good or great.
They threw the couch open, hung lights red and blue,
spread out all their equipment, tried something so new.
And while the unexpected can be jarring, with its outcome unknown,
Brahms' ease saved us from being totally thrown.
It's the same on both ends, with the band fresh on the scene,
no description goes without that Hawaiian greeting nudged in between.
Though he's a man Renaissanced by former bands, songs and shows,
Cale Parks now stands tall with this trio, clad in all-black clothes.
It's clear that it's not just a project, not just some songs,
like their namesake composer, we hope they're around for quite long.
With a perfect mix of electro-pop beats and melodies unexpected,
it's impossible to hear them perform and remain unaffected.
Hell, we've been singing along before we even knew all the words,
beeping and booping and humming along like we're birds.
We just can't get these songs out of our head,
but hey, maybe it's because we got them into our pull-out sofa bed.
In a veritable sea of new music being thrown from all ends,
full of singers and musicians people haphazardly recommend,
Brahms floats above, trust this to be true —
all it takes is a quick listen to Cale, Eric and Drew: