Emerging in the wake of their compelling dual EP releases, MoonEater and SoulEater, which debuted earlier this month, Magnolia Park entered the idobi Studios in North Hollywood with a mission. Their goal? To create a lush sonic temple for vocalist Joshua Roberts’ infectious voice to bounce off of in tandem with the group’s guitarists, Tristan Torres and Freddie Criales, armed with their acoustics. In a departure from their usual style and crafting a rendition sans Mayday Parade’s Derek Sanders, the group tackled their immensely popular track, “Feel Something.” As observers in the studio, we couldn’t help but be swept away by the emotional resonance of the trio’s performance as they forced us to feel something alongside them.
Stripping down the arrangement of “Feel Something” to its bare essentials, they masterfully unveil the essence of the song with Roberts leading the charge, allowing the track’s brilliance and vulnerability to take a sharper view. Each note seemed to carry the weight of unfiltered emotions, forging a connection that diverged from the original yet resonated on a deeply personal level. As the trio propelled us towards the track’s arresting crescendo—the infectious, almost scream-worthy chorus—Roberts summoned his full vocal prowess with an intensity unlike any other. The echoes of these emotions lingered long after the performance concluded as if imprinted on our souls.
Beyond their captivating rendition of “Feel Something,” the trio embarked on a musical journey that expanded their artistic horizon. They graced us with stripped-back iterations of their viral sensation, “10 For 10,” extracted from their haunting 2021 full-length, Halloween Mixtape. Adding to this diverse tapestry, the group also performed was their interpretation of Bring Me The Horizon‘s iconic track, “Drown.” You can check out “10 For 10” and their cover of “Drown,” below.