By now, you should be pretty familiar with The Cynz, the New Jersey-based band that we’ve showcased on occasion.  And to get right to the point, the reason we’re premiering this new track from the band on Popdose is simple:  this is an absolutely terrific, immediately classic song that needs to be heard.  “Devil In The Details” is, first and foremost, is a major leap forward for The Cynz – slower, much more finessed than their 100-m.p.h. style – this has all the markings of a natural radio hit, with the use of 12-string Ric, a strong melody, harmonies galore and a wonderful double-tracked vocal from Cyndi Dawson, the lead singer, who reaches a new height of emotion in her delivery.  I thought the last two new releases were groundbreakers for The Cynz, but this takes them to a new stratosphere.  The melody and FEEL of the performance is perfectly intertwined with the lyrics and the vocals. It’s an instantly classic piece; it is simply the best thing they’ve done.

Listen to it and let this one sink in – it won’t take long – you’ll know why very quickly.  And if you weren’t a fan before, this should make you one now.–dawsonseiz

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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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