Adelitas Way, "Last Stand"
Las Vegas band Adelitas Way has all the makings of a great pop/rock song in "Last Stand." It's led by singer Rick DeJesus, whose ambitious, roaring vocals could rival that of Chris Daughtry. They weave in and out of reflective verses and an anthemic chorus, where DeJesus sings, "I need a second chance/ 'Cause I want to make it about you/I'm making my last stand." The lyrical urgency is amplified by angst-filled drums and an emotional solo by guitarist Creighton Bibbs. Producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Plain White T's) has structured a solid range of material for the act's self-titled album, and the band's 2009 breakthrough single, the explosive "Invincible," reached No. 6 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. "Last Stand" is more than capable of directing further mainstream attention toward Adelitas' way.