Children 18:3 – On The Run
Children 18:3 has hit the ground running with their new album, “On The Run”, and the band couldn’t be any happier with the results. Band members David Laurence (vocals/guitar), Lee Marie (vocals/bass), and Seth Aaron (drums) emote an entirely innovative sound of encouragement and hope with the band citing, “The idea of changing for the better and transitioning towards the next level also plays into the “On The Run” title”. Indeed, Children 18:3 emits an energetic presence with influences that range from Blink-182 to Anberlin, but the band stands tall as being a band that is in a class of its own.
The opening track, “Moment to Moment”, is the most raw and gritty song on the entire album. Children 18:3 does a great job with delivering a punk driven song which can easily draw resemblance to bands like Rancid or Social Distortion. David Laurence proves that he is a lyricist to be reckoned with the lyrics, “Every task before you is a challenge to succeed. Moment to moment…like every breath is a step to forever. You won’t give up”.
“Always Running”, takes the band’s sound in a different direction with a smoother, more mellow sound that showcases the unique duet abilities of David and Lee’s vocals. Both vocalists seem to compliment each other very well with trading off singing duties with the verses and chorus throughout this song.
Next, “Holding On”, starts off with a catchy drum beat that is accompanied with a hopeful chorus sung by David and Lee, “Holding on it’s going to take some time. But I will love you through the horror and lies. On and on through the darkest nights. I’ll love you and eternity is mine”. “Holding On”, proves as one of the catchiest songs on the entire album due to its lyrical content concerning finding hope in the darkest of places and the band’s ability to attract listeners with catchy choruses and guitar riffs.
Collectively, this album is jam packed with great songs, but the song, “Jenny”, truly evinces the band’s capability to create a great song that oozes with diversity. “Jenny”, starts out with a catchy acoustic riff which is later followed with in-your-face guitar power chords that eventually leads into a short, but sweet, guitar solo. Children 18:3 once again delivers with a monumental conclusion by ending the song with the anthem-like chorus, “Tonight we’ll be taking our chances…Tonight and the moment is gone”.
Indeed, Children 18:3 have hit the ground running with their new album, On The Run”, but this is only the beginning for these fuel-throttled rockers. The band has a slew of prominent summer festivals lined up to expose their innovative artistic vibe to the masses. Be sure to check them out and their new album, “On The Run”!