Performed By Across The Room
Album UPC 634479547126
CD Baby Track ID 575205
Label Convertible Fly Records
Released 2003-01-01
BPM 131
Rated 0
ISRC ushm20308686
Year 2003
Spotify Plays 18
Writer Steven Cox
Pub Co NoodleJook Music Publishing
Composer Steven Cox
ClearanceFacebook Sync License,Traditional Sync,YouTube Sync ServiceOne Stop
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - California


Across The Room is best described as "Disturbed, but Hopeful"



Across The Room is disturbed, yet hopeful. When you hear them, you might get angry, you might empathize, you might contemplate, and you might even fall back in love. But one thing for sure, you will be moved.

Their new self-titled album follows in the same vein as their live shows. You'll find the energy of AudioSlave, the restlessness of Radiohead, and the depth of U2. The theme of the album can be summarized in the spirit of the band - they may lose the battle, but rest assured, they will win the war. It is a journey into the inner parts of the souls of this three-piece band, where their strength and passion is balanced by vulnerability. Steven Cox, lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter pours his heart through the pen. Scotty B, bassist, helps mold the songs with musical arrangements that are deep-seeded in his roots as bassist with B.B. King and other soulful artists. Enrique Platas, percussionist, adds the rhythmic foundation grounded in his Latin roots to come up with a sound that is truly unique to the band.

"We write about real life. The songs aren't always upbeat, nor are they dark. They are truth." says Cox, "So many times bad things happen to good people, but through it all, we believe good people get better at being great."

The track, Take That Road, introduces you to a young woman, on her own, against the odds, and searching for the answers to the question burning in her mind. She's not satisfied with living the mediocre life planned for her, and it's time for her to break out - even with the world rolling the dice against her. It's an experience we all deal with: how do we become our own person when it's so easy to become someone else?

Across The Room is also realist band, with the life experiences that taught them that sometimes life hurts, with no healing to temper the blow. The song "Numb" takes the listener on a journey of manipulation; falling in love and giving everything, only to find out that the person we fell for was not who they claimed to be.

In their debut album, ATR (as their fans have called them) has been able to reach inside and deal with issues important to them and their fans. You'll find overtones of softness and substance set against a backdrop of restlessness and tension. They have been able to appeal to both males and females because their look, message, and music are a representation of everyday life. The message is clear. They are disturbed, yet hopeful. Listen to the CD. Let them move you.

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