Vermin & The Beachrat keep the nostalgia train rolling with their new single, ‘My Cherished Memories.’
The song is part of a new 7-track EP titled “One Last Chance,” released on April 7 and delicates sets the tone for a sentimental, sympathetic journey through the singer’s most touching memories.
The accompanying music video for the single at once reveals the personal moments the singer directly addresses through his doleful words. At its core, the tune details the regret, the pain, and the general sense of sorrow that accompanies aging. Vermin & The Beachrat, also known as Joe Lamore, imbues each and every note with an immense amount of both passion and appreciation.
The singer has been charming his fans for a long time and is coming to realize that the highs of yesteryears tend to simmer down after a while, and all we’re left with are memories to cherish and hold close to our heart.
Being a more old-school singer, Vermin depends on a classic but affectionate chord on the acoustic guitar, one that strums so steadily to carry the composition on its back. The production is minimal, and Vermin’s powerful pitch communicates the longing and the pining in a visceral fashion. The lyrics are heartfelt and capture a timeliness quality that the song continues radiating through its slow-paced rhythm. It’s at once a celebration of the past but also a homage to the lost loved ones and the gradually fading memories. Snapshots of Vermin’s loved ones are showcased in the music video, accentuating the reflective nature of the track every step of the way.
The tempo holds for the entire duration. Vermin is not looking to amp up his instrumentation — he’s perfectly content with letting the melody endear itself to the listeners and evoke a plethora of emotions at his own pace. Though Vermin’s been a professional musician for a long time, he took a break in 2019 to attend to a few family matters. Back and recharged, the artist has been busy performing virtual shows on Twitch and Zoom. Ahead of his album release, Vermin also played a “One Last Chance” Live Show on TWITCHTV on April 9.
If ‘My Cherished Memories’ was your kind of song, and you’re genuinely interested in delving further into the Vermin & The Beachrat – the 7 track EP “One Last Chance,” now available, is well worth a listen!
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Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/7YnjSVWC6sg