Gas Mask Magazine

Willow Robinson: “Hope”

By: Eric Reyes
April 07, 2020

We couldn’t help but think of The Doors as Willow Robinson’s voice rumbled from our speakers. “Hope” definitely shows its Rock stripes, with bluesy bursts of guitar and tambourine accompanying Willow Robinson’s powerful vocals. 

This is a song from another era in all the right ways. For a genre diluted by corporate sound by committee, to see an artist forge their own path using the musical traditions of that same genre is something that gives us “Hope.” It’s no accident that our minds turned to the sound of the past, the soulful, barely containable emotion of Rock at its most iconic. There is a special attention paid to both vocals and instrumentals. Where other songs compensate for mediocre vocals with a heavy mix, and vice versa, Willow Robinson is an audible presence assured in his talent and skill.

It’s raining outside, and we sat staring out at the downpour, front door wide open, smiling as this modern classic played in the background. That, in a nutshell, is “Hope.” Let us know what you think of this tune on social media today: @gasmakmagazine.

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