REVIEW: “Silencer” by Lucky Thief

We here at Amplify the Noise were fortunate to be given an advance listen of Lucky Thief’s upcoming single “Silencer” that will be released to the masses on March 31st.

And the masses are in for a treat.

Lucky Thief is a self taught multi-instrumentalist who draws inspiration from his own experiences that include mental illness, alcohol abuse, sex, a religious upbringing and more.

Of “Silencer”, he says, 

Silencer is about being unable to control how we speak. So many people have opinions that are narrow minded, selfish and ill-considered; This song airs my frustration with them. It also looks at how hard it is for me to stay quiet, if I feel something deserves to be said, I will not be silenced.

“Silencer” is the first single from his forthcoming debut album that will be released later this year. It was recorded at  Humm Studios with Dom Mitchison (The Manatees, Pet Shimmers, Heavy Lungs), mixed by Ky Witney (The Naturals) and mastered by Pete Maher (Pixies, Jack White, The Rolling Stones).

At times, the music feels chaotic but it’s controlled within a harmonious framework of crunchy guitars that bite and nip, an ultra fine bassline that creeps and crawls with a smooth and thick muddiness to it, and drums that ring with freedom and thump with fierceness.

Lucky Thief’s vocals blend wonderfully with the music. Distinct, crisp, and clean, I occasionally get vibes of Chino Moreno and Dave Grohl but mostly his vocals are his own. The lyrics are thought provoking and radiate a mood of passive aggression that is borderline venomous. When combined with the vocals and music, it makes “Silencer” deadly.
“Silencer” is raucous, bold, and penetrates the aural nerves. Awakening one’s soul to not stand by and be silent any longer.

Until March 31st, get your Lucky Thief fix on Spotify and Apple Music.