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BELIEVE THE LIGHTHOUSE presents, "Blue Chairs"

MUSIC FARMER 5 - Review by Adam Jones

An Invitation to Sonic Sanctuary

In the expansive ocean of indie music, where waves of sound crash and blend into an almost indistinguishable surge of tunes, BELIEVE THE LIGHTHOUSE stands as a beacon, casting a radiant light with their latest single, “Blue Chairs." This track transcends mere musical arrangement; it’s an odyssey of feeling, encased within the evocative strata of alt-indie-rock.


From its opening moments, “Blue Chairs” ushers in an era of epic storytelling. Kelly Marrion’s piano, lively and full of hope, dances alongside robust drum beats, crafting an overture that is both majestic and welcoming. This regal introduction paves the way for Jason Prosser's vocals, which arrive with a fervor and suaveness reminiscent of the iconic power pop luminaries of the early 2000s, conjuring the emotional rawness of Something Corporate blended with Snow Patrol's atmospheric depth.


The first lyrics, “Wherever you will go, there will always be, a blue chair for you / A place where you feel safe, where you can fill your soul with everything you need,” offer a sanctuary of understanding and empathy, woven seamlessly into the song's narrative. As “Blue Chairs” further unfolds, Pete Helfgott's guitar, with its intense delay, paints an auditory picture of ethereal ascension, adding a layer of depth that feels like witnessing angels in flight.


Delving into themes of love, absence, and yearning, “Blue Chairs” amplifies its emotional resonance in the second verse. The bridge introduces a surge of emo rock energy, marked by an inspiring chord progression that stirs the soul. The culmination of the song is a powerful crescendo, echoing a call for connection, leaving the instruments to fade and listeners to ponder the journey they have just embarked upon.

 

As “Blue Chairs” further unfolds, Pete Helfgott's guitar, with its intense delay, paints an auditory picture of ethereal ascension, adding a layer of depth that feels like witnessing angels in flight.

 

The creation story behind “Blue Chairs” is as captivating as the melody itself. Birthed from a moment of raw introspection and vulnerability, Jason Prosser’s creative process—meandering through his home, wine-induced and laden with contemplation, looping Kelly Marrion’s haunting piano motif—gave life to a composition that is both intimately personal and universally relatable. The metaphor of a bedsheet ghost, yearning to be seen from outside, serves as a haunting reminder of the song’s core message: the craving for acknowledgment and connection before it fades into oblivion.


BELIEVE THE LIGHTHOUSE, with their vast spectrum of musical influences from Jimmy Eat World to Radiohead, crafts a sound that is at once comforting in its familiarity and thrilling in its novelty. “Blue Chairs” reflects their growth as artists, merging the melancholic melodies of Jason and Kelly's beginnings with Pete's rousing guitar lines, creating a sound that is exhilarating, anthemic, and uniquely their own.


In an era often critiqued for its homogeneity, BELIEVE THE LIGHTHOUSE stands out, offering solace and a reminder to follow the light, even through the deepest darkness. “Blue Chairs” is more than a song; it’s an invitation to discover your blue chair—a haven of safety, understanding, and perhaps, the dawn of a new beginning.


Check out "Blue Chairs" by BELIEVE THE LIGHTHOUSE below!👇






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