n his acclaimed new Viper Records EP ‘Ready to Run’, singer P.J. Pacifico takes a leap of faith and leaves behind the acoustic guitar stylings that were his trademark sound for many years.
Focusing instead on synthesizers as the backdrop to his intense, emotional lyrics, Pacifico has earned raves. Elmore Magazine, in an Exclusive Premiere, described the title track as “A synth driven power ballad, with a killer hook, eighties vibe, and deliciously raspy vocals that you very well might mistake for early Rod Stewart.” And AbsolutePunk, in an 8.8 (out of 10) review, raved, “Ready to Run dabbles in the realms of pop and the results are truly dynamic. The EP opens with “All For Something,” a piano-tinged triumph of enveloping, celestial synths and an environment that is both hypnotic and transfixing.” On the centerpiece track ‘Among the Living’, Pacifico tackles his survivor’s guilt in a cathartic song he’s struggled to write since his chemotherapy ended, twenty years ago.