Article by Melodie Yvonne
CALIFORNIA, USA (February 28, 2021) – The new band HU3M3N recently caught my attention with a fresh sounding vibe that somehow seems brand new yet comforting like home all at the same time. I was intrigued by the talented gentlemen’s ability to meld a feeling of hard rocking grunge with a beautiful underlying techno mellowness, and had to dig deeper. It turns out the extraordinary new compliation of musicians creating the magic are none other than Wes Geer (guitar, keyboard, & programming), Matt Bartosch (vocals), and Clinton Calton (bass). As stated very matter of factly on the band’s instagram, “HU3M3N is musicians from #HedPE #Korn #DI but you wouldnt notice”.
Well, I might have not initially noticed the band’s make-up, but I absolutely noticed their mesmerizing melodies coupled with captivating artistic visuals in their videos and social media posts. HU3M3N’s first few video releases on their YouTube are the singles ON3 R3GR3T, 3DGING, LOV3 & D3STRUCTION, and T3MPT3D. Every one of the songs are backed with strong coinciding imagery that show amazing passion and heart.
T3MPT3D dives in with a soothing electronic funk that pulls you along, and makes you crave even more of the feeling created by the stunningly talented gentlemen.
LOV3 & D3STRUCTION is like a glorious rock and roll lullaby. There is a heartbreakingly addictive quality in the vocals that makes you feel everything the artists want you to feel. The rhythm cradles you as Matt’s voice lulls you into compliance, and they leave you wanting more and more.
3DGING hits hard right off the bat making you wanna jump out of your chair and start a mosh pit. The tune is reminiscent of a glorious ole timey carnival show that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The slow down midway through is like a breath of the freshest air that amps you right back up to get you ready for the heavy dose of adrenaline provided just a few seconds later in the track. I hate to play favorites, but well, 3DGING definitely jumps to the front of my mental playlist.
ON3 R3GR3T is another song on the smoother side, and it also carries a tone of sultriness. There’s an urgency in the words that’s backed by the beat and it quickens my pulse to its pace. This newest track definitely lingers in the ears long after the end, and makes me wonder what the heck the truth is and what he really meant. I just hope I don’t have to wait forever to find out like how Mike Patton is still making me wait to find out what “It” is.
Their current discography might be limited, but the tracks they have already released show an enormous amount of skill as well as obvious potential for greatness. Plus along with their new originals they’re having fun showcasing their versatility on other artists’ songs like their super cool version of the beautiful K. Flay’s “High Enough”.
HU3M3N’s first official release, 4RTIFICI4L, will be a cool old school style 7″ colored vinyl single, and it will be released to all platforms, but the exact date hasn’t been announced. Hopefully, it will be soon, but it’s true that you can’t rush greatness. I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait no matter how long it takes, and I’m excited to see what’s in store for the world from these music giants. Until then check out all the places you can catch this amazing new band on social media below.
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