Fresh from their upcoming album Bonehouse, Argus introduces the SURIS sound and creative vision as poetic, thoughtful, and melodically engaging.
Leading with a stylish riff and organic set-up for the most part, Argus goes on to follow the leading vocalist’s deep and mellow tone through a series of images and intriguing poetic reflections.
While the verses have a certain softness and uncertainty about them, the hook undoubtedly sees things brighten up – lifting the energy of the room with a colorful resolve – and this is effectively reinforced in the accompanying visuals.
A self-crafted project and a further testament to the indie world’s dedication, the single and video strike with a certain bold yet calming aura – lyrics like Trust my vision, I see those battle scars stand out amidst the story-line and linger in a way that feels strangely relatable. Elsewhere the whole thing creates a kind of alternative wonderland.
Also from the upcoming album Bonehouse are the singles Queen Of The Night and Wanted. The former leads with a simple few piano notes, and a decidedly more breathy, raspy vocal whisper from singer Lindsey. One particular lyric repeats and echoes through with a sense of longing and possibility united, before the vocal passionately rises up to reinforce the latter of these.
It’s a creatively interesting song, and strangely captivating considering its lyrical simplicity. The completed piece is an artistic expression, and the music and delivery tell far more of the story or represent the underlying emotions more strongly than the lyrics alone. The arrangement mesmerizes and simultaneously inspires a sense of peace and personal strength as it pours through. Beautiful.
Wanted features a fuller set-up, though the instrumental details and the voice, the lyrics, all now have a clear calling card about them – threads that keep the sound relevant to SURIS. A pop-rock hit with a touch of melancholic realism initially, evolving to become yet another bright and hopeful experience, with talk and an overall vibe relating to freedom and progressing through struggle.
Slowly but surely the SURIS creative intention makes itself clear in refreshing, eclectic ways throughout their releases.
Artistic songwriting and composition, superb production, and a unique fusion of nostalgia and currently untraveled terrain. Likely to be an album well worth delving in to.