Today Ain't Too Late
Carson gave this album
Thanks to Independent Music Promotions submission, I was able to experience Planetary Nights' album Today Ain't Too Late. This album draws musically on the American Rock traditions and is reminiscent of John Mellencamp, Bob Seger, Tom Petty, and others who came before.
As is common in the tradition, may of the tracks are about relationships and covers the full spectrum. For instance, in "Mocha Jaydene" is about the start of a new relationship while "Evangeline" is about the end of a relationship. "Ghosts In My Mind", on the other hand, is about a relationship that's been over for a while rather than the more recent experiences of the previously mentioned songs.
Planetary Nights makes use a number of nature images to help convey their messages. This use of metaphor is most noticeable in the "Breeze" and "Harmony" in which references to air, the sun, and bodies of water are all employed. Other tracks, such as "Mocha Jaydene", make comparisons to man-made - but still rural - references such as a "country mile". I was surprised by the heavy use of country analogies with hardly any small town imagery as I normally associate with the genre. This, along with the singer's voice, gives the album an earthy tone.
The music is - overall - energetic and would work well for dancing, especially on tracks such as "Solstice Tide" that make it hard for the listener to sit still. Even the slower tracks on the album such as "Infinite Embrace" feel lively.
Today Ain't Too Late is a welcome addition to any American Rock collection.