One of the things I like most about being part of this team is being introduced to new bands and music.
I have never heard of Paper Dolls before this review, which is kind of a surprise because they are based out of Raleigh, North Carolina which is practically down the road from me. Female lead singers always interest me. I feel like there might be a bigger pressure on them to be their best because they either are really good or the exact opposite.
I don’t know what I was expecting when I first listened to their song Heavy, but what I heard was definitely a surprise. They are self-described as “a four piece band that combines silky and sultry vibes with crunchy guitars and a thumping rhythm section to create a brand new type of rock/pop.” I’ve had this song on repeat all day and really enjoy it.
The instrumental intro into the song is fantastic. It starts out pretty mellow with a drum beat and then builds up to very upbeat and encompasses all the instruments in the band as well as a brief introduction to the lead singer Logan’s voice. There are some killer rifts in the instrumental beginning that really catch your attention. What surprised me is how the music seemed to mellow out a little when Logan began to sing the first verse.
I can definitely hear the sultry and silky vibes, her voice kind of reminds me of Taylor Momsen from The Pretty Reckless a little bit actually. The song itself seems pretty mellow but it’s interesting. The instruments flow perfectly with the vocals and with each other as well. None of it seems out of place. I really enjoyed the drums toward the middle of the song. Dominic sounds like a very talented drummer who can alternate between soft and mellow parts and then really punch it with his melodies.
The end of the song definitely lives up to the beginning and it carries the same momentum. I find that it is a great display of the instrumental musician’s talents. Overall, I definitely can’t wait to hear more from this group and be able to purchase this song. If you haven’t listened to this song or seen them live, I highly recommend that you do!