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Dave Vargo Battle Burns EP Review

David Vargo Battle Burns

Singer-songwriter David Vargo has released Americana indie rock EP, ‘Battle Burns.’

Artist: Dave Vargo

EP: ‘Battle Burns’

Contemplating the equally forlorn and alluring life journeys of strangers, friends and family and even themselves can often lead musicians to inspirational creative places. That’s certainly the case for Farmingdale, New Jersey singer-songwriter, Dave Vargo. He’s an emerging presence in Americana music who will surely take the genre by storm with the upcoming distribution of his next full-length album in February.

In an effort to prove his natural ability as a musical storyteller, the musician is now releasing a two-song EP, titled ‘Battle Burns,’ as a teaser for his new record. Embracing the fact that he has a deep curiously about people’s diverse ways of life, Vargo has also incorporated an alt-country and rock vibe into his music, which proves that he accepts diverse ways of life.

Vargo’s intriguing interest in diverse ways of life and music is immediately showcased in the contemplative song, ‘This Time Around.’ Backed by an enthralling mix of Americana and country guitar riffs and drum beats, the singer thoughtfully ponders the life circumstances that brought the strangers into the bar where they’re all drowning their sorrows. In husky vocals, the musician also considers whether there’s anything left to save as they battle their demons.

The infectious, rootsy and high energy vibe continues on the equally captivating title track, ‘Battle Burns.’ Also driven by a stunning electric guitar, the tune is a heartfelt piece about surviving life’s overwhelming struggles. Through gritty vocals, Vargo powerfully admits that a fire is raging in people’s lives, and the lasting damage is done. He also acknowledges that even though the truth is hurtful to look at, people must accept, and ultimately fight back against, it in order to capture the respect, and overall life, they deserve.

Evaluating the equally hopeless and enticing life journeys of strangers, friends and family and even themselves can often lead musicians to inspirationally creative places. That’s certainly the case for Vargo, who’s an emerging presence in Americana music with his natural ability as a musical storyteller. With the singer-songwriter releasing ‘Battle Burns’ as a teaser for his upcoming full-length album, he’s rightfully embracing the fact that he has a deep curiously about people’s diverse ways of life. Vargo has also incorporated an alt-country and rock vibe into his new songs, which is proving his versatility as a musician.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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