Twelve’Len Releases Fourth Album, PINK

Twelve’Len, isn’t your typical indie group. The eclectic band blends various genres—hip-hop, alternative, soul and rock—to provide listeners with an eccentric sound that is one of a kind.

Fans of  Twelve’Len are celebrating the recent release of the group’s fourth album, PINK, on Jan. 19. The album is available on Spotify and SoundCloud.

The band, which has musical influences ranging from the Foo Fighters, Bob Marley, Outkast, Marvin Gaye, and Jimi Hendrix, consists of  lead singer and songwriter Vares Joseph, 23, drummer John Falco, 21, and guitarist Zach Fogarty.

They formed in 2013 and the chemistry was instant. Twelve’Len, created their first song “Susanna” in 30 minutes. Eventually they performed at various live shows and the rest is history.

Twelve’Len is a feeling. An expression,” Fogarty said. “ It’s everybody and everything. Twelve is the number of perfection. Len is short for lens. The eye. The almighty light. The all seeing eye. Seeing the future. Speaking the future.

The band strives to not only provide feel-good music for the people, but also to inspire, spread positive vibes, and help anyone trying to find themselves.

Following the success of their previous albums, Blue, Yellow, and Silver, they finalize the color/mood scheme with their fourth album PINK, which symbolizes feminism and is also the name of the woman who the album is based on.

Featuring five tracks, PINK tells the story of a boy that falls in love with a dancer and the ups and downs of their relationship. The first three songs maintain an upbeat tempo with a cheerful tone reflecting the butterfly stage of the relationship. “You and I” is a lively track that depicts a conflict with his business partner’s disapproval of his relationship and the love he has for his significant other. When his love is put to the test, he proves that love triumphs all.

However, the second half of the album transitions into a more personal and intimate vibe, with a slower tempo representing the stage that reality kicks in. “Seattle” is a somber track inspired by a friend’s break-up when his relationship is forced to an end because his girlfriend moves to Seattle. Although breakups can be difficult, the song emphasizes appreciating the good memories shared with someone. The album concludes with a smooth interlude with intentions to convey that you win some and you lose some, but love is never lost.

PINK is sure to impress fans and solidify Twelve’Len in the South Florida music scene.

“Their music inspires me to embrace my creativity and motivates me to stay original, and I can’t wait to hear what they have in store for 2016,” said Vanesha Gonzalez, a fan of the group.

For more information about Twelve’Len, go to www.twelvelen.com

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Nareemah Griffiths

Nareemah Griffiths, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major at North Campus. Griffiths, who graduated from the Miami Lakes Educational Center in 2014, will serve as a&e editor for The Reporter during the 2015-2016 year. She aspires to become a broadcast journalist and radio personality.

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