New Jersey Stage Issue 75 - Page 145

the increasing number of live outdoor shows that are returning to the music scene . Hopefully , Morningside Lane will nab one before the cold and COVID rear their ugly heads again . “ Under The Notion ,” a John Eddie-like chronicle of wasted time , and “ Vidya ,” an acoustic-driven tale of loss and liberation named after the Sanskrit word for clarifying knowledge , also work . But the rest of the album is such a forced , pedestrian statement about liberation , vindication , and redemption that most of the songs seem like Bon Jovi outtakes . That said , Brian and Brandon do a great job throughout , especially on the rumbly , surf-tinged “ Same As Me ,” the “ Badlands ”-like scorcher “ My Only Curse ,” and the atmospheric “ Lucky .” By fusing Bruce ’ s rootsy , lyrical , early romantic and latter-day working man sounds with punk ,

the increasing number of live outdoor shows that are returning to the music scene . Hopefully , Morningside Lane will nab one before the cold and COVID rear their ugly heads again . “ Under The Notion ,” a John Eddie-like chronicle of wasted time , and “ Vidya ,” an acoustic-driven tale of loss and liberation named after the Sanskrit word for clarifying knowledge , also work . But the rest of the album is such a forced , pedestrian statement about liberation , vindication , and redemption that most of the songs seem like Bon Jovi outtakes . That said , Brian and Brandon do a great job throughout , especially on the rumbly , surf-tinged “ Same As Me ,” the “ Badlands ”-like scorcher “ My Only Curse ,” and the atmospheric “ Lucky .” By fusing Bruce ’ s rootsy , lyrical , early romantic and latter-day working man sounds with punk ,

Watch a lyric video for “ Under The Notion ” by Morningside Lane

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