The result is an album that stands up squarely to the sound of right now but shines with an aura of timelessness, one that effortlessly pays tribute to bands like Foo Fighters and Third Eye Blind without appearing regressive.
It’s a musical style the Chicagoland band—vocalist/guitarist Ryan Rumchaks, vocalist/bassist Tyler Albertson, drummer Emmanuel Duran and guitarist Joe Colesby—have forged through years of relentless touring alongside acts like State Champs and Knuckle Puck (for whom Rumchaks plays bass) and past releases, but it’s never been as calibrated as it is on One.
In the end, balance is integral to the songs on One. It’s been a busy four years for Homesafe, and with all the miles logged and fans gained come hearty doses of reality: homesickness, self-doubt, a longing to make sense of the world at large. But One isn’t afraid to wrestle with those topics, knowing the resolve to confront uncertainty is always stronger than doubt itself.
- Evan Lucy