Few bands have the ability to stay in their lane while growing their sound. It’s a neat trick, something that comes from great songwriting and the ability to know what should go and what should stay within a song. On their new single “So Many,” Austin’s Blushing not only grows their sound but they retain much of the sorcery that got them to this point. The lead single from their upcoming self-titled full length due in September, it’s an early glimpse into how grand that new record should be.
The song has a haunting opening, creating a mysterious tone that gets mirrored in the video. There’s a darkness here that’s not bleak, yet still retains that pedal washed sound that the band has become known for since their start. When the song hits, it feels like a house going up in flames where the tonal qualities of the guitars and the smattering of the drums are the sounds of everything you’ve accumulated going up in smoke. Blushing is growing for the better here, holding your attention until the drop then delivering on the anticipation.
“So May” is available to purchase in all online music stores, it can be streamed on all streaming sites and the video can be viewed above or on YouTube. Blushing is available for pre-order on a limited run blue/pink vinyl directly from Wallflower Records. Blushing is currently on tour, tonight in Salt Lake City at The Urban Lounge until August 31 in Kalamazoo, MI at Kalamashoegazer 13. The band’s complete tour schedule can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photo by Cristian Sigler.