Sirens – I Believe

Sirens – I Believe


(Washington DC) Sirens is a band made up of Stevie Lee Kinzer, Josh Barnhart and Jacob Barnhart. The guys met at a show in Wyandotte, Michigan at the ZUBA music festival while playing in different bands. The band was spontaneously formed that day but technically Sirens (USA) was born after Steve Lee Kinzer decided to move from Michigan to the Washington DC in 2017.

Their latest single I Believe single lifts off the ground quite nicely with methodically layered rhythm section, hooky musical flow against a grand slam chorus. The build up to the chorus si impressive and serves up a mesmerizing melody meshed against heartfelt vocals and well placed harmonies from Jake Barnhart and the gang. I would describe this piece a captivating, mesmerizing and invigorating. As the track hits solid stride it dishes out s consistent rock-driven groove meshed with heartfelt vocal flow that flows and ebbs its way through to emotional fruition.

I can hear many different musical textures reminiscent of Muse, Coldplay, Modest Mouse, and even classic XTC. The single is extremely melodic but definitely brings to the table a lot of musical variety and much in the way of hooky melodies via a short and sweet format. You will notice rich musical textures overflowing everywhere – from thick as a brick moog bass, driving multi layered rhythms, sonic synthesizers and keyboard accents, vocal harmonies all built upon a rock solid rhythm section. I like the quirky solo and the Beach Boys-esqe type harmony ending the song – nice touch.

All band members play their parts extremely well song for song and note for note. Let me go on record to say there’s not a dull moment on the entire production. The music is passionate and just exciting and suspenseful to listen to.

It’s hard to find any noticeable weaknesses with this single no doubt. If I was producer I think would shy away from the fade out ending and just cut it off somewhere within the harmonious segment. I wish there was a bit more peak and valley effect within the song. Overall the vocal deliver comes on way too strong across the board. Maybe more live instrumentation like Sonic Trumpet, Horns and percussion. All of the above would give it more of a pop appeal without losing the hard rock edge.

From start to finish I Believe by Sirens is a rock solid musical production from start to finish. It’s an extremely consistent, catchy, and a highly melodic ride, with a powerful message to boot. Its strength – it’s just a good and consistent listen and it’s strong suit is it’s positive message. The music will grab the listeners senses refusing to let go. All in all these lads combine amazing musical talent with effective songwriting and vocal abilities delivered hot to the touch via an entertaining collaboration that will have you dancing into the unknown.


Clay Burton