I first heard Shillong-based Blue Temptation when a friend shared the link to their first single ‘Ramblin’ On’
and I was completely blown away. The review can be found here
and I am happy to say that my opinion hasn’t changed one bit since.
Quite different from ‘Ramblin’ On’, the highly anticipated second single titled ‘I Got My Own Way’ has Gregory Ford Nongrum doing a superb job on the vocal and lead guitar. A special mention has to be made about the guitar solo: it’s tastefully crafted and not overplayed. Shepherd Najiar’s guitar lines are also a treat, while bassist El Nathan Ford Nongrum is as solid as ever and lays down some solid grooves with partner in time, drummer Daryl Diengdo.
If I lauded the band for their less-is-more approach on ‘Ramblin On’, I have to salute the lads for the treatment on ‘I Got My Own Way’. Chunkier and rocked out, the stand out part of the track for me has got to be the bridge with Najiar’s sick slide work and Nongrum's soaring vocals. It sounds effing awesome and sets up the guitar solo perfectly!
I hear there are more singles looming on the horizon. Needless to say, I think by now, it’s safe to say that we are in good musical hands.