Orlando based group, The Maladaptive Solution have released their beautifully melodic track 'Ontology (Form and Content)' which will charm any listener with its fusion-esque style and catchy hooks.
The Maladaptive Solution is made up of Brad Beard, Michael Carpenter, Michael Giblin, Jimmy Haber and Kylie Whitney, and they make a spiritually infused blend of folk-rock-pop that aims to teach its listeners through the powerful medium of music.
Using classic instrumentation allows the focus to be centered on the deep and meaningful lyrics of 'Ontology (Form and Content)'. However this is not to say that the band have a simple sound. One of the first things you hear on the track is the Indian-inspired Sitar-like drone that noodles away continuously under the rest of the track, creating a unique mix of fusion-rock-pop that you're unlikely to hear anywhere else.
The track gradually builds with the addition of echoed backing vocals and electric guitar which all add to the innately powerful feeling of the song. A lot of people have reported strong emotions when listening to the track: crying, a strong sense of happiness and even support. For people to say stuff like this about a song only goes to prove that The Maladaptive Solution obviously have their musical recipe right!
'Ontology (Form and Content)' is the kind of track that you might only listen to once, but you'll have it stuck in your head for days; there's just so many great hooks within the song. The band have explained that in a sense, they want to 'brainwash' listeners, so that would explain the catchy nature of the track.
Although the song was written in just one session, the several years and high standards of perfection that have been put into recording mean that the outcome is an expertly-crafted and produced song that shows us what we can expect from The Maladaptive Solution in the future. Check them out now so you can say you knew them before they were big!
You can watch the lyric video for 'Ontology (Form and Content) here: