It was on June 4th that The Forty Twos made their Quad Cities debut at Riverview Roadhouse.  Four months (and several great shows) later we have our first single and video from them.

If you are unfamiliar with The Forty Twos, where were you this summer?  They played all of our Friday Nights at Riverview Roadhouse and our 2 Year Anniversary Party.  The band is lead singer/guitar Ryan Housenga, guitar/backing vocals Colton Menke, bass/backing vocals Lance DeShane and drummer Adam Housenga.  The picture and names might look and sound familiar to you.  Three-quarters of this band used to be The Zealots.  They have now embarked on this new project.

The Quad Cities has a lot of talented musicians.  And talent continues to push others in the city to grow and become even better.  With great musicians, and great producers around the area we will continue to see bands that we'll call "Quad Cities own..." when people across the country know them.  The Forty Twos is another one of those bands with all that potential.  You can hear it in their new song.  You can definitely see it when they are on stage.  Which anytime they play in the Quad Cities, we'll let you know so you can go check them out.

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Check out their new video for their single "Karma" below.  Download it at all the places you download music.  Like them on their socials.  Jump on the bandwagon now.  And keep supporting local music in the Quad Cities!

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The Forty Twos - Karma

Lyrics to Karma:

Another loss I’m out of here 
I can’t stand 
The way it stings when I look in the mirror 
Broken hand 

You said you’d be right here 
When I got back 
Guess you had a change of heart 

Drag me down another year 
I don’t mind 
Look at all my friends are here 
Just in time 
Watch me fade out into nothing 
In no time Goodbye 

And one last night 
Look into the sky 
Cuz there’s always shadows in my brain 
Guess I wasn’t living in the first place 
Get into a fight 
Cutting teeth into the night 
Got a couple scars to my name 
Karma has a funny way of doing things 

Congratulations 
You figured it out 
You left me here 
With all this doubt 
No confidence 
I’m screaming out loud 
You let me down 
I’m falling down 

And one last night 
Look into the sky 
Cuz there’s always shadows in my brain 
Guess I wasn’t living in the first place 
Get into a fight 
Cutting teeth into the night 
Got a couple scars to my name 
Karma has a funny way of doing things 

Open my mind 
Throw it to the flames 
Unmute my voice 
Before it’s too late 
I will see light before the day 

And one last night 
Look into the sky 
Cuz there’s always shadows in my brain 
Guess I wasn’t living in the first place 
Get into a fight 
Cutting teeth into the night 
Karmas got a funny way of doing things 

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