Ask yourself: “Is the soundtrack to my life as awesome as it should be?” What’s the song you’d pick for doing something cool? I bet this one tops it. Side note: listen to this one on a pair of high quality headphones/speakers.
Sounds like a combination of: The soothing feeling of Emil & Friends, the synth-rock of Tegan And Sara, and Emily Haines of Metric.
Listen to if you like: Powerful female vocalists, goose bumps, and songs for doing stuff that is epic.
Perfect for: Standing on a beach in a raging sun shower, raining sideways, with the sunset engulfing the horizon in a rainbow inferno.
“Waves, just like a dream, silver and green, we live in between”
“What’s a band you’re listening to that you wish other people knew about?” I ask my friend, Mark, sitting next to me in our classroom. “Umm…,” he starts. He’s puzzled; perhaps no one has ever asked him this before, but he seems curious and happy someone did. I’m glad I could oblige. “blondfire,” he finally contributes. This piques my interest because one of my favorite bars in California is named “Beach Fire.” I begin my search.
Their stuff is pretty good, as far as alternative-pop-electro bands are concerned. My friend is watching me as I peruse their catalogue and chimes in, “Dude, ‘Waves’. Listen to ‘Waves’. It’ll change your life.” Bold claim, sir; bold claim. Again, I will oblige.
Oh my God.
This song picked me up, tore the roof of my building clean off, and sent me flying 10,000mph across the country back to the beaches of Southern California. I could not believe how amazing it made me feel. I looked straight at Mark with a bewildered expression of “thanks”. If you don’t believe me, listen to “Waves” now. I defy you to say this song doesn’t light some fire deep inside your heart to do something cool the second you hear it. The acoustic guitar riff that starts off the song stands up the hairs on the back of your neck. Things start to feel brighter. Then those drums kick in. Your eyes get wider. The soothing vocals of Erica Driscoll flow out of your speakers like a beautiful siren’s call, beckoning you into the track. You want to follow her, wherever she goes. Every second you listen, it gets more exciting. And then, when the chorus hits, so does a harmonious blast of “Wa-Aa-AVES.” At this point, your adrenaline is probably pumping. The guitar is plucking at your heartstrings and the lyrics are affixing themselves to the “sing-along” part of your mind. I found myself listening to this one several times over and over again just in case there was anything I missed or didn’t hear the first time. I’m sure you’ll do the same.