The North Hollywood-based alt/rock trio City of Sound returns to the Federal NoHo on May 31 with show proceeds going to the Semper Fi Fund in honor of Memorial week.
Jordan Wright of the band says: “City of Sound has been wanting to give to a cause at each show we perform, most recently playing the grand opening of the Hollywood LGBT Youth Center, and Memorial week was a perfect time to shed light on our veterans. The Semper Fi Fund focuses on transitioning soldiers back into everyday life who have suffered injuries and/or PTSD from war.”
Friday, May 31, 2019 at 6:30-8PM
The Federal NoHo
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
NoHo Arts District
The band has been building accolades while rolling out their thematic “Silent Empire” album which is being released in three parts. Frank Malerbra of CrypticRock.com raved, “Very much in the Alternative Rock realm, City of Sound…with a passionate, emotional sound filled with ambiance and melody, they are certainly on the rise…they create a wall of sound that is both lively and unique to what others are doing at this time.”
Above: City of Sound L-R: Lacey Nova, Jordan Wright and Andrew Leigh
“Our specific sound was always the vision,” says Jordan Wright (vocals/piano). “I had wanted to create something that makes people feel epic and punches them right in the face with hope. Luckily, I found two people who wanted to be a part of the same thing.”
Rounding out the City of Sound trio is Andrew Leigh on guitar and Lacey Nova on Violin; creating a unique flavor of arena-sized alternative rock music that’s ever present with their epic lead single, “Odyssey.” Wright notes, “it’s the first song on the album and it introduces the journey we want our album to take people through. The journey of reflection.”
“Silent Empire” is crafted with that theme of reflection in mind and written around a central character, Empire, and her journey to become something greater. “The song ‘Odyssey’ is the beginning of that journey,” says Wright—the band’s primary songwriter, producer and arranger. “It begins with her world destroyed, left with nothing, but with everything to become. Left with nothing she makes the choice to take the journey she has long resisted. It’s something that is central to our message of love over fear.”
Being released in three parts, “Silent Empire” takes the listener on a journey through the character Empire, inspired by Wright’s personal experience. Part one dives into the deconstruction of who we are and the honest acceptance of our created insecurities. Part two explores the reconstruction of who we truly are. Then, in part three, what we do after we’ve gone through that process.
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