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The Blue & Gray Press | August 23, 2019

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SafetySuit Brings Sensitivity to UMW

by David Tindell

SafetySuit, an alternative rock band all the way from Tusla, Okla., will be performing this Friday in the Great Hall at 8:00 p.m. The event is hosted by Giant Productions and admission is free.

SafetySuit is a relatively new band, most widely known for their 2008 hit, “Someone Like You” off their major label album “Life Left to Go.” Their single “Stay” topped at No. 1 on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown. Douglas Brown (vocals, rhythm guitar), Dave Garofalo (guitar), Jeremy Henshaw (bass) and Tate Cunningham (drums) create the soft pop-rock magic. SafetySuit’s rock has a very soft commercial sound with an attempt to nail a “U2” depth, so expect mellow guitars and over-dramatic lyrics.

How many songs does it take to make an album? For SafetySuit, it takes three. For those who hate variety, a defining feature about this all-male menagerie is that every song on “Life Left to Go” is either a love song, a break up song or an “I miss you” song. But if YouTube is any indication, SafetySuit should sound spot on like their album. People who like their tour buddies 3 Doors Down, Collective Soul, Seether, and Ryan Star should find themselves staying past curfew with SafetySuit with the rest of the teenage girls.