New Jersey hard rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Mark Tiarra unveils his single/music video, “Us Against the World,” which invokes retro ‘80s metal with contemporary rock energy.
Speaking about “Us Against the World,” Tiarra shares, "I've brought back Deibys Artigas to sing on this track, and he kills it! This song is the continuation of the story from ‘Don't Let Me Down.’ The slink, sultry grooves tell the tale of the couple whose chemistry and connection last beyond all the doubts."
Best known for his YouTube channel ‘Music With Marky,’ which focuses on students of the guitar, amassing more than 500,000 views in less than two years, Tiarra’s music has also collected over 200,000 streams on Spotify.
Influenced by rock guitarists Santana and Joe Satriani, Tiarra has been enmeshed in the New Jersey underground scene since the 1980s. After taking a lengthy break from music, he returned revitalized in 2010, playing with the band Answer Infinity.
The video mirrors California cool, depicting a beautiful young woman slicing and dicing at a skate park. As she tops the bowl, she cuts too close, launching her skateboard and hitting a bystander. As she helps him up, the electricity between the two becomes palpable. They walk to the beach, where they dive into the ocean, followed by returning to the skatepark, where she teaches him the ins and outs of skateboarding.
“Us Against the World” travels on a surging guitar riding a muscular rhythm as Artigas’ potent voice, reminiscent of Chris Cornell, imbues the lyrics with luscious rasping tones. A vocal-filled breakdown shifts the harmonic flow for a moment, followed by Tiarra strutting his talent with a blistering solo.
Thick with growling layers of wickedly dominating guitars, “Us Against the World” offers visceral layers of ferocious hard rock.
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