Gas Mask Magazine

Quitting Whitney: “Falling”

By: Emma Kopelowicz
June 16, 2020

LA-based rock duo Quitting Whitney has us hooked on their headbanging new track called “Falling.”

Songwriter and producer Matt Rucker and percussionist Ryan Linderman have combined their amazing musical capabilities on this alt-rock number that is enthralling from start to finish. The song starts off with an eerie yet delicate lullaby of synths before a blast of raw vocals and guitar kicks in. Linderman’s drum patterns combined with Rucker’s electric guitar work emulate the stripped back yet powerful beats of alt-rock icons like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Black Keys. 

Quitting Whitney’s lyrics are bursting with angst and uncertain emotions. “I never know if this is critical/Nothing ever works/I’m too analytical,” Rucker spirals out into a pit of self-doubt. With lyrics that cut this deep and melodies churning with this much hard rock energy, “Falling” is a powerful track that we think just scratches the surface of Quitting Whitney’s potential. 

This gritty soul-stirring number definitely emphasizes Rucker’s growling vocals, but Linderman’s drums drive the rhythm forward. The energy remains high despite the melancholy tone of this track which is a testament to the group’s ability to skillfully manipulate contrastive elements. If you’re in the mood to get your feet stomping and your heart beating, listening to “Falling” is the move.

Stream the track below, and be sure to tell us what you think on social media at: @gasmaskmagazine. Feel free to connect with our writer as well: @emkopel!

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