Well, while we are all down, bored and depressed, and facing a very tough time because of the quarantine and the COVID19, but artists and musicians never failed to impress me and change that dark mood, and definitely Belle Sonder is one of them.
Belle Sonder is a Post-rock and alternative duo Belle Sonder return with their first new music since the release of their 2019 debut album ‘Collected’. They are the Norwegian musician Eirik Bøen Gravdal (Digvalley) and British musician, Liam Cook. And a few days ago they released “How Do You Get Out (Of Your Head)” inspired by the current COVID-19 situation.
What I can say about it that it’s a piece of tender harmony and an excellent composition for teaching dynamics, and satisfying harmonic vocals. The duo expressed their feelings and the song idea, and how the quarantine was the huge impact on the music: “Built around a looping processed guitar motif, ‘How Do You Get Out…’ studies the cyclical internal thought that so many of us are experiencing whilst isolated from physical contact. A gradual build of dreamy guitars and reverberating drums provide the backdrop for the introspective yet determined vocals of lead vocalist Eirik Bøen Gravdal, as the song swells towards a crescendo of vast, distorted guitars and echoing, effected vocals, before breaking out in to a liberating and inquisitive central lyric, “How do you get out of your head?”. Just as resolution seems apparent, the song retreats to the original riff, closing out the four-minute track just as it began, alluding to an inability to get out of the recurrent patterns of thinking, whilst offering a sense of contentment that comes from externalising what’s on your mind. ‘How Do You Get Out (Of Your Head)’ is a song about feelings at a time when talking about them is more important than ever. “But actually, I’m kinda afraid” and that’s okay.”