Third Class - Cold Morning Light/Cold Morning Rain

Third Class - Cold Morning Light/Cold Morning Rain

(Article by Chaos Culture, 2014)


Veteran Youngstown power pop band Third Class is back with just what you’d expect from this long running Y-town band, full force pop rock with an edgy indie rock feel. The first track “Cold Morning Light” has a great feel with perfectly toned, clean guitars and great radio-ready vocals that sound just as good as anything being played on the radio today. The song stays consistently poppy throughout its entirety without really having any sort of kick in. The song keeps building and just when you think its gonna kick, it just continues on. The lyrics are great, very sing-songy and storytelling, which is lacking in today’s mainstream music. The second song “Cold Morning Rain” seems almost like a reprise of the original song, something that you may remember from listening to your parents’ old LP’s. The song is carried by a synthesizer with very little other instrumentation, with a slight strumming of an acoustic guitar, and a very subtle bass to accompany the acoustic. And just like the first track, the lyrics are very storytelling, which seems to be a trademark of the band. This double-single release seems like a great teaser for the band’s upcoming full length album, “Hymns From Some Small Town.”