There is only one word to describe this band. Epic.
“I’m trying to get people to surrender, to give them a sense of hope and acceptance with our music. I want to tell a story that transports you somewhere else.” -Steven McKellar
Source: Civil Twilight.com
The greatest thing to happen to a music lover, is the act of stumbling upon a song or a group completely by accident, and discovering how much you love their music. The truth is, this is how I usually find my music. You either hear one thing or another from someone else, or find a free song on a website (Hey iTunes!).
One of the greatest things that iTunes does, is give away a couple of free songs a week. And one week, they gave away Letters From The Sky. I usually listen to the thirty-second (Which is way to short) preview of the free song and make my quick judgement. Sometimes it pays off (ex. Love Song by Sara Bareilles) and sometimes it doesn’t (Too many to count). This was one of those times where it definitely paid off.
Civil Twilight is a band that creates beautiful epic ballads. They tell a story. They create a separate world, apart from your own. Much like Florence + The Machine, they take you to a different place.
I really believe that the deserve their own genre. Epic rock. They don’t fit into any other category.
Their first single Letters From The Sky is really the definition of epic (Civil Twilight is epic). A story about two separated lovers, who imagine living in a world where they can be together, is the gateway into the Civil Twilight world of perfectly dramatic and passionate songs.