Bell The Band
Have you ever gotten so lost in a song that you forget completely where you are. Everything around you stops except your emotions. They come alive. Whether it is in the form of tears, anger, happiness, fear, peace, excitement, etc. They come alive- it is almost as if the words of the songs tattoo themselves in your heart. I feel like I say this way to much in all these posts about music, but the music that makes you feel something is worth listening to for life. Music can have a profound relationship with our souls that we can’t even comprehend. It can help you get through so much and it never asks for anything back. It listens to us cry, scream, and laugh and it never holds judgments over us. Music- that has some emotional connection from the artist is so powerful that we can’t even comprehend the magnitude it has over millions of people.
There is this new band I was introduced- Bell the Band. NYC-based band with undertones and roots of blues and folk. It is everything a folky band from the north should be. The fragility in Caitlin’s powerful voice is breathtaking. The bands music is catchy and the usage of the instrumentals are total class. The record starts of with the song “Love Before Me” There is such a catch to this song’s chorus and the melody that it actually became one of my favorite songs from the album. “Isn’t That Life” follows next. It starts off with a soft guitar strumming patter that leads into a beautiful piano melody. This is the type of songs you want to listen to on a rainy day, reading your favorite book. It gets really groovy towards the middle which I really loved. “My Little Town” is probably one of my other favorites. I like the first line “Oh my old familiar drive.” It takes me back to when I was waking up to Bob Dylan’s rendition of “Man of Constant Sorrow” and chocolate chip pancakes. That first line takes me back to just that. I don’t think has anything to do with that. I think after hearing the entire song it is actually speaking of old sparked feelings of old lovers in your small town. The guitar solo towards the end of the song also makes it my favorite song. Whiskey Bottle is one of the last songs on the record. Has more of a country vibe to it. Her lyrics throughout this album are really amazing. I am going to use the most generic phrase to describe them so I don’t spoil the entire thing, but they say stuff- meaningful stuff. She is so good at talking about her small town, her life and making it relatable. “Oh My God” Is the last song on the record. It was a perfect ending to an album lets me just say that. This album is beautiful in every sense of the word.