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Album Review – Reborn by Skyward Story
Reborn Skyward Story Available from website Baltimore-based trio Skyward Story have been building a solid fanbase for years now, honing their craft and working on writing catchy and memorable hooks. Well, the big payoff is here in the form of their debut record Reborn. Produced by Matt Squire (One Direction, Panic! At The Disco, Ariana Grande), the record is full of densely layered guitars, synths, and vocals, with plenty of nifty production tricks to make each song have its own musical character. While the sound of Reborn tends to dabble in classic punk-pop, the band is keen to dial back the speedy chords for plenty of catchy mid-tempo rockers. There are hints of electronic music as well, with a few cool flourishes of electronic drums and shifting effects. The record begins with the infectious anthem "Hey!," a bubbly slice of pop that injects plenty of smooth vocal lines from Aaron O'Connor to complement the sturdy guitar work of Scott Montgomery. A few songs in, the band slows it