Rock sub-genre-blending at its finest, with uniquely intriguing and poignant song-writing to match, alt-rock-outfit Blind Season return this month with a brilliantly powerful take on the concept of isolation and feeling trapped within your own head.
Rising up from simple beginnings and quickly addictive riffs, The Dark Bedroom goes on to utilise contrast to a superb degree. The lyric video allows us to follow this process along all the more intently, connecting the changing stages and the back and forth between the literal and metaphorical, with the rising passion and intensity of the music and vocal delivery.
Ultimately we’re thrown into this classic alt-rock realm, with a dash of Placebo and a touch of Radiohead, plus lyrics that increasingly intrigue. The words are simple, often three-word phrases, but their implications are complex. They pour through like a poem, and all of this is resolved with sudden outbursts such as ‘I’ll run’.
The voice more than carries the weight of this evolution, and by the final quarter we wind up completely immersed and under the spell of this hypnotic, spiralling soundscape and performance; and we don’t want to leave.
Effectively screaming out on behalf of lostness within oneself and The Dark Bedroom as a literal space, the single reintroduces Blind Season in a bold and powerful way. Refreshing to listen to, and I look forward to hearing more from the band.