Mike Zito‘s ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’ is the ear junket many people have been seeking without realising it. The famous rocker raises the bar once more ahead of his new ‘Resurrection’ album, which is due for release on the 16th of July.
The track kicks through the speakers with a monstrous guitar intro, leaking the rock and roll edge with a top-notch groove that can’t go wrong. It’s crisp, and the tone emanating from Zito’s guitar is delectable. Many regard Mike as one of the best guitarists and singers in the blues-rock genre at the moment, so it’s no surprise.
Mike Zito’s voice has a roughness to it that makes him stand out. He uses his natural talent from the beginning, and he blossoms as he progresses through the song, with his confidence reaching a whole new level in the chorus. The refrain is catchy, and the hook is unforgivably addictive, placing us in a realm where only the upper crust resides.
Mike goes loose on the guitar in the last stages, sliding up and down his six-string fretboard in style, providing his guitar-loving admirers with the goods. The blues fever takes hold, and it’s not unusual to feel hooked once it reaches its peak.
Overall, Zito has outperformed expectations here; he has been rising the ranks for several years and continues to demonstrate why he is considered one of the most distinguished musicians of modern times. Moreover, the sooner his album arrives, the better, as this is just a taste of what’s to come.
Words by James Davids