Nero ignites the album trail with ‘The Thrill’
To say we’ve been waiting patiently for the followup to Nero’s Welcome Reality would be a gross understatement. Today, however, marks an important milestone in the run up to their sophomore LP: the second single from the album. Considering “Satisfy” arrived last May, the release of “The Thrill” has likely signaled the beginning of the official album campaign — especially considering the news that the album entered its mastering stage last month.
While “Satisfy” previewed a bit of a newer direction for the trio, “The Thrill” is classic Nero: a rock-infused, bass-savvy ballad. The emphasis, however, has clearly been placed on superior songwriting. Alana Watson’s vocals are as powerful as ever, laid effortlessly atop both the breakdown and chorus. Nero’s grungy lead synths make their return, providing the backbone for what is destined to be another staple from the legendary trio.