Beautifully raspy vocals lead the way through this progressive rock soundscape and emotive lyricism that is Dear Blue.
Creatively blending an array of rock influences, from cinematic to punk-pop in the various sections of the set-up, the single pours its longing sense of love and desire into the room with unquestionable and increasing passion.
While the lyrics reflect English as something of a second language, the intention is clear, and the precision musically – even with these multiple layers of both organic guitar and drum work and electronic experimentation – is incredibly immersive and impressive.
Towards the end, things get switched up a few notches once again, and a new spoken word section emerges – creating an almost anime-like finale that suits the animated visuals and the deeply emotional nature of the performance perfectly well.
A powerful release, well-crafted and leading with a decidedly unique, expressive and recognisable vocal line.