Johnnyswim and Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors’ new single “Ring the Bells” is the anthem we all need: A song built from love and passion for music and life.
Johnnyswim and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors have paired up to release the first anthemic single off of their upcoming partnered EP, Goodbye Road.
“Ring Your Bells” – Johnnyswim & Drew Holcomb
With everything going on in our world today, “Ring the Bells” is the song that unites us against the frustrations of things that are out of our control. The first verse sets up the song, revealing that if we all join together and fight for what we believe in, things will get better. Starting with rhythmic guitar, steady snare brushes and singular bass hits; Abner Ramirez, the male half of Johnnyswim sings out,
Ring the bells, this time I mean it
Bid the hatred fare thee well
Give back the pieces of my Jesus
Take your counterfeit to hell
Drew Holcomb interjects, adding to the plea,
Bang the drums, this means war
And not the kind you’re waiting for
We say mercy won’t be rationed here
That’s what we’re fighting for
Amanda Sudano, the female half of Johnnyswim, interjects breaking up the song in the most pleasant and un-expectant of ways building immensely to the chorus,
If all is fair in love and war
Then what the hell is loving even for?
If we can’t sing it loud enough
We’ll keep on adding voices, oh
The song then explodes into the chorus, essentially ringing the bells of the song, of our ears, and of our hearts. The second verse continues in the same fashion, with the three artists weaving in and out of verses as if they are one person.
This feelgood anthem should be listened to on full volume: It’s a song that gives hope in a time where hope can be hard to find. If “Ring the Bells” is any sign of what’s to come for JOHNNYSWIM and Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors’ EP, we should all be looking forward to hearing more. Goodbye Road is out May 4, 2018!
:: stream/purchase “Ring the Bells” here ::
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