It all started around 10 years ago with the first Granian
release: Without Change. It was an excellent start, for a beginning
band getting their first release off of a smaller label. But, in 2003
Garen Gueyikian, a.k.a. Granian had a different idea brewing
in his head. Thus, he went solo and the rest is history. Well, a lyrically
versed and soulful history.
When I put in On My Own Two Feet, one word kept coming to
mind - "original". It could be said by some that Granian
has a type of radio-stylized rock sound, similar to that of Third
Eye Blind. But, in the end this album has a signature all its
own. "Sex In A Box" is one of the more distinct songs with
a rather memorable name. For those looking for a softer sound amidst
this rock album, this would be their song. "Lay your mind on
the pillowcase/I'm on the line I paint a picture that you can't erase"
are honest lyrics, that when mixed with an energetic melody will take
you to a "sitting in a coffee shop" state-of-mind. In the
song "Collide" that previous radio rock sound has turned
a little more towards Creed. This piece has a very emotional
tone: "I want you to corrupt me/I want you to make me bleed/I
want to be your savior", which, for some reason, took me away
from the "original" feeling that I initially had at the
beginning of the album. However, "My Voice" ended the CD
just the way it needed to be; it's own style. Granian's future seems
bright; he's got an original rock sound that will hopefully one day
take him to a promising record deal.
1. On My Own
2. Mark My Words
4. Sex In A Box (Rewind)
7. If It's What You Want
8. Ain't That A Shame
10. My Voice
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