One Less Guest is a quartet from Duluth, Minnesota comprised of guitarist Nick Muska, violinist Ren Cooper, bassist Nick Glass, and drummer Cody Thoreson. Drawing on their love for jazz, rock and funk, One Less Guest showcase their own original music alongside unique renditions of songs from artists past and present. They gel together quite well, creating a unified sound. The new single ‘Breeze’ sees One Less Guest work in synergy to produce a work of music art for your listening pleasure.
Breeze is one of the band’s most stripped down tracks – at first – and it magnetizes with its spare, bluesy guitar .Just when the song seems to close on a calm note, it suddenly takes off to the skies with Nick’s sharply longing, flying guitar notes backed by Ren’s deeply supple bass line and Cody’s anchoring drum beat. Again, Nick’s guitar acts like a human voice, letting loose with dynamic, yet controlled abandon, full of frustration and regret, but also ripe with the feeling of redemption.
Breeze is certified hit and one that will lead One Less Guest acquiring new fans and despite the fact that every second of Breeze is an individual beast in its own right, there’s a sense of continuity to the music that makes everything feel progressively tied together, as though we were reading from different passages in an intimate diary of love, lust, loss and luminosity.
I don’t often say this but I think that it’s outside of the box-style construction is definitely what makes it the perfect track. I’ve been listening to a lot of really good music this year, but of all the records in this genre, One Less Guest’s latest single is definitely in a class of its own. Every time that we think we’ve heard the best of their brilliance in action, they turn around and find a way to it. We expect more classics like ‘Breeze’ from this quartet and our eyes and ears remain firmly optimistic for more hits.