Byland Faucet Into The Anxious Occasions Of Lockdown In New Launch, ‘Two Circles’

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Seattle band Byland faucet into the nervousness left by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns with new single, ‘Two Circles’.

There’s a sure haunting feeling, a way of dread and a worry of isolation and eager for connection that was left after the lockdowns; whereas the moments of unusual and solitary magnificence rear their heads occasionally, the anxious vibes stay, and replicate our collective trauma as a inhabitants. In a means, regardless of being remoted, we have been a group on this respect. Taken from Byland’s sophomore album, ‘Heavy For A Whereas’, ‘Two Circles’ is characterised by the shimmering high quality of Alie Renee’s vocals, Byland’s frontwoman, in addition to the ghostly elusiveness of the guitar, with its melodic hooks, darkish, introspective, and magical.

‘Two Circles’ is Byland at their beast, with Alie Renee’s efficiency each gorgeous but troubled – and troubling. Susceptible, plaintive, otherworldly. Matched by pedal metal and synths, together with an insistent rhythm, ‘Two Circles’ feels by some means like a narrator caught in time, ready for the clock to begin ticking as soon as extra. There’s greater than a hint of unhappiness as Alie sings, “You by no means grew up; you simply acquired older”, and we query simply who she is addressing. Is it her companion? Herself? Or is it everybody, who’s been placed on pause, their lives on maintain, sidelined?

The music video for ‘Two Circles’ isn’t any much less unnerving. Directed by Darkish Particulars, the scenes are crammed with the macabre, virtually paranormal. A set of comedy tooth, chatter on a desk in a dimly lit room. A desk lamp strikes, tugged by its cable – maybe by a poltergeist. A chair levitates, whereas an acoustic guitar spins, mid-air, in a slim hall. There are doorways that open to mysterious lights, and snow falls inside. Is it a dream, or is it a hallucination? Maybe it’s come of cabin fever and extended isolation.

All of the whereas, Alie Renee is the one experiencing this, and whereas she’s conscious that the unusual issues are occurring round her, she has grow to be accustomed to them, and isn’t disturbed. As a substitute, she wanders by the rooms, in search of a means out, whereas sporting an expression of resignation, and maybe worry. There may be an finish to all of it – sometime. Someplace. Till then, she’ll maintain looking out.

Watch the enigmatic music video for ‘Two Circles’ beneath, and discover out extra about Byland and their music on-line on their official web site, YouTube, Fb, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

BYLAND - "Two Circles" [Official Music Video]

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