Solo artist Tallen Cross is a professional guitarist, singer-songwriter, and producer with influences heavily rooted in rock & roll, and blues, channeling the raw energy and soulful spirit that define these musical styles.
Drawing inspiration from rock icons and blues legends of the past, Tallen Cross possesses a deep understanding of the roots and traditions of both genres. Their music is a fusion of foot-stomping rhythms, infectious melodies, and soulful vocals that transport listeners to another era while maintaining a contemporary edge.
Tallen Cross is set to release his first solo album, "Return of Rock & Roll,” with material for a second album already in motion.
Tallen’s sound, best described as “traditional rock and roll with a powerful punch to the gut,” is multifaceted in nature. Its nod to sharp, polished modern rock influence is answered by an even more apparent presence of classic, timeless blues, and soul from well before the artist’s time.
The result of this lethal blend of influences is both catchy and memorable as it tightens its grip and does not let go.
Tracks such as “Champions”, from the upcoming debut album, showcase Tallen’s ability to channel blues-inspired hooks in a way that is familiar yet refreshing, while “Straight Outta Hell” brings a similar warmth matched with the relentless will and energy to move things forward.
But these various aspects of Tallen’s sound are not to be interpreted as different sides of the same object. Rather, they are seamlessly interwoven, almost as if they are dancing with no concern of stepping on each other’s toes.
With a catalog of material ahead of him, Tallen Cross not only sheds the convention of what present-day, soulful blues rock is but defines his own captivating niche in the process.
Straight Outta Hell is a hard-hitting, foot-thumping, high-octane rock song, with blues and soul elements to contrast the hard rock edge.
Champions is a hard-edged, bluesy shuffle with a touch of gritty soul.
Evil Kings is an epic, hard-edged, punchy rock song with a grungy groove.
No Man's Land is a groovy, powerful blues-rock song with haunting hooks of soul, grunge, and classic rock & roll.
Return of Rock & Roll is a tribute anthem to the spirit of rock & roll, and all of those keeping it alive... because the soul of rock and roll will never die!
Looking Glass is an evocative and thought-provoking song. With its captivating melodies, introspective lyrics, and signature progressive rock sound, the track takes listeners on a sonic journey through self-discovery and the pursuit of the unknown.
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