George Blue Galanos returns this month with a mighty new track and a further testament to his skill and passion as a creative musician. The Blues is the first single from his upcoming full-length album – due to be released in 2020 – and it introduces a notably poetic, story-telling side to the songwriter that highlights a whole new approach to music.
The Blues builds up brilliantly, leading initially with a near-acoustic softness, rising progressively afterwards until the big-band vibrancy of later envelops and uplifts you. At the same time as this beautifully skillful and passionate instrumental evolution takes place, the song lyrically deals with a much more reflective and deeply provocative series of ideas. The whole thing begins to feel like a circus or carnival-style song – immense energy and multiple layers of colour, but an underlying concept that leans a little more towards depth of thought and even darkness.
George Blue Galanos has crafted a striking classic with this release, a song that offers the best of the best in terms of musicianship, and one that’s increasingly passionate, energizing, and perfectly well-suited to engage and entertain an audience in a totally immersive way. The upcoming album is likely to be an unmissable project for next year. This single alone showcases a heavy level of effort and emotion and skill, all of which unites in an organic and consistently impressive manner.
What a track – a pleasure to listen to at volume. Look out for George Blue Galanos and band on tour in the very near future.