Music journalists are so obsessed with pointing out that a band is fronted by a female. They seek the need to use “female-fronted” as a qualifier when covering bands like We Are The In Crowd and PVRIS. It is as if being female means your talent is of a lesser quality to that of the male-dominated rock scene. This is an absurd notion because many of these frontwomen have just as much talent, if not more than their male colleagues.
The Go Ahead is one of those bands that prove that there is no need to use “female-fronted” as a qualifier because they deliver a sound that rivals some established male-dominated alternative rock bands. Their latest video “Checked Out” sees the band performing in the studio and delivering a slick high-energy rock song. Snarling guitar riffs and chugging melodies dominate the song while lead singer Kyna Wise delivers a powerful vocal performance. Her vocals have a unique rasp to them that curls itself around the swelling melody of her voice.
It is without further ado that South African Music Scene presents the premiere of The Go Ahead’s “Checked Out” off of their album Cycles.