What About Now-Bon Jovi
When mentions one 80s music rockstar that still exist until now, the name of Bon Jovi definitely be in the row. Start a career since the first half of the decade of the 80s, when the glam-rock era with thick makeup makeup, hair and groupies lion is a must if you want to be known at the time. It happened 30 years ago, until the new album ‘What About Now’ to fulfill the work so 12 since the presence of the album ‘Bon Jovi‘ (1984), they will still be in style until now and forever.
Was released on March 8, 2013, ‘What About Now’ directly exist in # 1 chart Billboard 200 on first week its emergence. Does not like the rocker other who talking about drug-pharmaceuticals, alcohol, and sex, at this album they instead more have much to tell about the freedom, love, woman, the struggle up to liberalism.
The first sequence of 12 tracks of filler this album is the ‘Because We Can’, stadium-rock anthem most earthiness in here. Although melody guitar Richie Sambora sounding too slow for musicians its class, this song remains become mainstay from album this.
‘Because We Can’ reap a lot praise, although also many who critiquing excessive. Whatever it is, this song remains to prove that Bon Jovi is not defeated by age and era.
Ballad medium-love-rock ‘I’m With You’, with the best parts moment Jon singing the “If I got one thing, I got something to PROVE / we all got nothing if there’s something to lose,” reminds me on several works of classics The Beatles. Piece of a the lyrics senada which makes you will continue to reminded of with this song.
Glam rock 80-an finally transformed became modern-rock akin U2 in the song which became the title of album, and ‘Picture of You’ without eliminate hallmark typical of Bon Jovi who viscous.
Track to 5 titled ‘Amen’. This song does not contain any religious elements. Freelance from thing it, whch guitar Sambora who minimalist become background of for vocal Jon who echoed “amen”. You will be sad to hear it.
‘The Fighter’ closes the album with melancholy; tracks fresheners for your ears that hear this album from the start. A warrior song wrapped with a touch of acoustic, folk and a bit of vocals Jon simple.
For size rocker that is already has hundreds catalogs the recording, ‘What About Now’ does not more than album tour of who brief. Though, still, this album already has everything needed for a rock album: charismatic, with a touch of ballad drama of love in it. Unfortunately, there is no material that could restore the all-time hits like ‘Livin on The Player’, ‘It’s My Life’, ‘Always’ or ‘Have a Nice Day’.