The Beige - Salem - Stereo Stickman

The Beige Salem


An intimate recording captures beautifully the crisp and warm sound of acoustic guitar, humble rhythms and naturally paired voices. The Beige return with a beautiful Folk Pop anthem, a thoughtful ode to the inevitable passing of time, and appropriately well-suited to the current Spring season.

Featuring imagery and celebratory references, a humble yet subtly rising melody, and an overall calming balance of poetry and personal intricacies, Salem is a nostalgic acoustic anthem with a smooth and uplifting chorus resolve. ‘Please don’t leave summer’ resounds in a clearly individual yet accessible manner – feeling authentically from the heart yet also relevant to any and all of us.

This near five-minute single presents a plethora of natural images and scenes that walk us through the contemplations and this generally powerful reminder of the impermanence of being.

Gentle finger-picking and equally gentle strums make up the quietly recognisable backdrop of Salem. The lyrics instantly introduce us to this place of Salem, with quickly alluring and vivid imagery setting the mood, as we walk with our protagonist through the apparent streets of time.

Likable from the outset but something of a slow-burning gem of an indie folk-pop hit when revisited, there’s power and beauty in the lyrics of Salem – a certain relevancy that rings true for everyone. This quality, when combined with the nostalgic simplicity of the acoustic arrangement, helps make Salem a brilliantly timeless single.

“The days are long but the years are short, you’ll see.”

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Rebecca Cullen

Founder & Editor

Founder, Editor, Musician & MA Songwriter

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