“A Lot of Luck” by Adam Ashten

Vancouver-based Alt Rock artist Adam Ashten has released his newest single, the easily digestible and overwhelmingly catchy ballad “A Lot of Luck.” With a vocal tambor reminiscent of Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups and smooth rock-style accompaniment, Ashten creates an emotional vibe throughout the piece.

The song starts out in a traditional Classic Rock style, with the drums counting in the rich and heavy guitar sound as a short preamble to Ashten’s vocals. The anthem feels like a warm cup of cider on a cold day; uplifting and satisfying.

The themes of optimism in the face of adversity are nothing short of touching, as lyrics such as “Days when you wake are all great, wait for the sound that life makes“ inspire us to live our lives like we’re looking forward to tomorrow a little bit more.

Ashten’s message is not one of judgment, but rather an olive branch offering optimism. Lines like “Won’t sleep in late, it’s not your thing. Love the morning routine, best feeling” empathize with the difficulty we all feel at times to get out of a funk on our worst days and inspire us all to remember our own sense of purpose to live our lives with the potential we know we feel inside on our best days.

In a lot of ways, A Lot of Luck serves to romanticize the human condition. It reminds us to enjoy every moment of a world that can often cause us so much anxiety when things don’t always go our way.

Written by Nick Gumas





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