Parachute is back with their new album The Way It Was – and fans can get it for a BARGAIN! Parachute explains the math in this video.
Mixing full-throttle rock with dollops of blue-eyed soul, vintage R&B and melodic pop radio anthems in-the-making, Parachute has arrived. With roots in Charlottesville, VA, the five members of Parachute have been friends for years and have developed a sound that is all their own. Will has been playing with drummer Johnny Stubblefield, bassist Alex Hargrave and saxophone/keyboardist Kit French since they were classmates in high school almost seven years ago. Will met Nate while attending University of Virginia together, and the guitarist joined the band three years ago. The unmistakable energy on stage is a result of their friendship, and it has helped them to find many successes within their mixed genre.
The musical influences on The Way It Was were equally derived from the Death Cab for Cutie narrative of “Forever And Always” to the “Graceland meets The Killers’ Day and Age of “What I Know,” along with the classic Sam Cooke testifying of “Something to Believe In,” which has been heating up at radio on Hot AC. The way it was also includes the song “Kiss Me Slowly” which was co written with members of Lady Antebellum. Parachute has once again proven they are one of America’s most promising young bands, and they are just getting started. The Way It Was is produced by John Fields, whose credits include Switchfoot, the Goo Goo Dolls, P!nk, and Paper Tongues.
The tunefulness of the new songs belies Anderson’s themes of betrayal, as he examines relationships that are fraying at the edge and breaking apart, with a combination of sorrow and regret, using the good memories to tentatively soldier on. “You and Me” tells the tale of a Bonnie & Clyde type on the run, “Forever and Always” is a short story set to music about a couple about to get married, only to see one of them land in the hospital, while “American Secrets” is an autobiographical study of adolescence, while “Philadelphia” is an evocative portrait of a couple on the verge of splitting apart due to an unspoken infidelity.
Parachute gives true music fans something to value & appreciate with The Way It Was … and as Will puts it, “real music played by real musicians on real instruments.”
Want to see them live? The band will be heading out on tour with summer and playing dates with Goo Goo Dolls and Michelle Branch. Dates can be found here.