Denver solo artist Sharone has honed a powerful and melodramatic rock meets metal sound that’s dripping with brooding darkness and intensity. Her intoxicating brand of dark rock fuses her engaging vocals with heavy piano riffs and booming guitars.
The gothic rock performer has also established somewhat of a reputation for eye-opening theatrical stage performances, which include emerging from a coffin and contortion acts.
Sharone made her rock debut in 2017 then released two albums in the next two years, including last year’s excellent Reflection. From it she sent us second track Cold, which opens up with piano over heavy guitar chords. A little guitar lick comes in under Sharone’s engaging vocals and chugging guitar chords.
It builds into a powerful chorus led by the catchy vocals “Thanks for sucking the life out of me, For making me bleed and staring as you watched the passion pouring out of my veins, Thanks for leaving me cold and lifeless, sparkless, I have nothing left to give, I can’t be left alone, Don’t leave me feeling so cold.”
A second chorus drops into delicate, very high-pitched vocals that give way to a delicious guitar solo over a gothic rock instrumental backdrop. A big last rendition of the lively chorus takes over to bring the track to an energetic ending. Check out this awesome track below:
Closer To Love offers a darker glimpse inside the sound of Sharone and, according to her Facebook, it’s her favourite song on Reflection! It opens up with a lingering piano riff and heavy guitar chords that give way to stabbing guitars under a light piano lick. Stabs of piano then come in under Sharone’s engaging vocals “Not sure what I’d do without the raindrops on my skin, So cold and sudden and life-giving, There’s a silence in my heart but you paint the sky for me, You ask why I cry, It’s the little words you scream.”
Heavier guitars kick in as the vocals intensify in a high-pitched chorus. That drops into the plodding piano and guitars, which feed into a verse dominated by Sharone’s powerful vocals and flows into another chorus. A section of high-pitched vocals end with stabbing guitar chords that feed into a final chorus. Check it out in the lyric video below:
The same goes for the delicious Turn Back Time, which opens up with light, high-pitched vocals then a brooding piano-led instrumental section, that continues under more engaging vocals. It soon bursts into a heavier chorus of “It was clockwork trying to convince you, Why did I waste my time? The minute hand kept turning until years went by, The dial tried to hold me back, Why did I push so hard? I tried to keep us ticking long after we had died, Wish I could turn back time.” Check it out in the video below:
We had a chat with Sharone to find out more. Read on below…
GR: Who is Sharone?
S: “My name is Sharone and I am a rock artist from Denver, CO. I’ve been playing music since I was 8 years old. I began playing shows when I was 15, and formed a band of backing musicians just a few years later. At the end of 2019, I released my Sophomore LP, Reflection.”
GR: You just released Cold. What should people be expecting from the song?
S: “Cold was the first single that was released off of my new LP. It came out in April of 2019. The song was written about betrayal, and staying true to myself as an artist. It went into a heavier direction from my previous LP, Enchiridion of Nightmares, and led the introduction to the new music, and a reinvention of myself and my musical project.”
– How would you describe your sound to people that haven’t listened to you yet?
S: “I’ve always described my music as ‘dark rock.’ Hard rock with lots of piano, strings, and choirs, minor keys, and spooky/sad lyrical elements.”
GR: What influences you to write music? Any key themes or topics that you write about?
S: “Music is a form of therapy and release for me. I write about the things that I’m going through, feeling, or unable to express through any other method.
GR: Which bands/musicians are/have been your strongest musical influences?
S: “I grew up on artists like Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler, and P!nk. I discovered rock music when I was 10 years old and fell in love with bands such as My Chemical Romance, Halestorm, and Evanescence. Evanescence became my inspiration to start a band and make rock music.”
GR: What have you got coming up in 2020?
I’ll be releasing a new single this summer. I may also execute a reschedule for the Reflection Tour given that venues are able to host shows again in time.
GR: Anything else you’d like people to know about you/your music?
Be sure to follow me on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter for updates on new releases and shows. I’m working on a new album that’s been heading in a new direction from my previous work. I can’t wait to share it with you.”