It’s that time, again. It’s time for another Press Play Friday artist!
I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to highlight this group as one of our featured Press Play artists. I’ve been listening to them since early 2009; their mix of Alternative-Folk making them one of my go-to artists for those unexpected midnight writing sessions. Blind Pilot has brought a distinctive style to the music world; creating melodies centered around whole-hearted descriptive lyrics and inventive twists on reality, preciously entwining them with tireless metaphors. The band’s first introduction came to us with 3 Rounds and a Sound. Dedicated to rich harmonies and mellow refrains, the record was an Indie lover’s dream. In 2011, the band debuted their sophomore album, We Are the Tide. The record was a solid fusion of old and new, reintroducing us to the group’s unique vision. Its sound was more developed, exuding fresh energy, quickly earning a secure place in our hearts.
Go On, Say it had been the first song released from the band’s premiere album. As the story usually goes, I first heard the track when it was just another one of those lovely free songs on iTunes, which I frequently talk about. Unrequited love. The promise of more. The song’s theme speaks of need and want; knowing you are not perfect, dreaming of the day when you’ll be enough. The guitar strain is simple. The relentless drum beat: the main attraction of the piece. All the while, unwavering stings accompany the chorus as the rugged, layered vocals sing out. “Come on, say it right.”