It’s not often that you come along a band whose sound is as refreshing as Chicago’s ON AN ON. Coming off their soon-to-be released freshman LP, Give In, “The Hunter” is a blissful hello. Staccato drums and lengthy keyboards kick and punch their way through a lush vocoder melody. Influences of stadium pop-rock soar through 80’s influences; ON AN ON’s sound is unique in a way that makes it difficult to pin them down in one genre. It’s masculine, it’s feminine, it’s pure and honest music making. Would I be going to far as to say they’re singer/songwriter honest being pushed through a synthesizer?
You are a hunter, you know I’m coming to take all your troubles and your worries away If you’re not ready I might be persuaded to give you a moment to be fearful again.”
This track is really an anthem for the band. It begs to be blasted over a huge sound system – or better yet, heard live. It’s a promising second single from ON AN ON and a track I believe lends a bona fide ear for what’s to come when the LP drops on January 29th.
They’ll pray for you to come back, they’ll pray for you to come back.”