"You Are My Life" by The Levitating Toads
Simple enough it’s genius - a power pop tune full of hooks that you’ll be humming for the rest of the day. Mining the supremely melodic format of bands like the Ramones, the vocal cadences of Bay City Rollers, love ‘em or hate ‘em, - when glam rock dictates the tempo and meets Beatlemania for pop source material it all culminates in one very catchy single.
This is a good time, sing-a-long that celebrates classic power pop in an era of mediocre auto-tune sameness. Reminiscent of a lost youth and teenage crush, this is no bubble gum, but rather a pop anthem that has been long since lost - “You Are My Life” evokes a melodicism that’s nostalgic - it’s that good!
And don’t let the pop hooks fool you - the musical twists are a swirl of sound, a style statement that divulges the serious musicians stamped all over this tune. Their way above average ability molds the aesthetic, wrapping itself around a beat which will compel you to tap along to the rhythms from beginning to end.
The Levitating Toads is a collective of award-winning veteran musicians who have rocked the world for decades, and are located in Atlanta, Georgia USA.
Stevie Hawkins: Vocals/Drums/Synth/Mellotron/Percussion
Spencer Kirkpatrick: 12 String Rickenbacker & Electric Guitar
Jimmy Puckett: Bass
Jimmy Hill: Electric Guitar
Songwriter - Thomas S Hawkins
Arranged, Produced and Engineered by Stevie Hawkins
Mastered at Atlanta Multimedia Group - Atlanta, Georgia
© 2019 Emphasis Records
℗ Hannon Hawkins Music, BMI