Title - Until The Sun
Artist - Drowning In Blue
For those unaware, blues-rock band Until The Sun will be releasing their highly anticipated second album titled Drowning in Blue on April 20th, 2021 via Unit 233 Media, LLC.).
The new album touches on the depths of human emotion, in the face of sorrow, love, betrayal, overcoming adversity, infatuation and existential collapse.
Until the Sun, a Rocking Blues band, was formed in 2017 and their music includes and often fuses elements of Blues, Alternative Rock, Pink-Floyd-esque Psychedelia, and Jazz.
Until the Sun quickly began playing national shows, has opened up for famous Blues and Rock artists, and has played world renowned venues.
The band includes Brandon Teskey on lead guitar, Bruce Jensen on co-lead vocals and bass guitar (as well as occasional rhythm guitar and/or keys/electronics), Chris Tex on drums, and Alyssa Swartz also on co-lead vocals.
1. Drowning In Blue
2. Shadow of The Valley
3. New Delilah
4. 1,000 Miles Away
6. Burning Home
7. Im Still Me
8. Doing My Best (Live)
9. Lemontree (Live)
10. Deathbed Blues
Opening on the throaty, one-two-one beat step of the title track Drowning In Blue they back that up with the Southern twang of Shadow of The Valley, the free flowing blues ambiance of the Alyssa Swartz-sung New Delilah, the paced, drum-led back bone of the earnest 1,000 Miles Away, and then we get the foot-tapping and funky slap bass vibe of Crucible.
The stunning blues ballad Burning Home (sung by Swartz) is another stand out highlight here and is backed by the lighter blues fare of Im Still Me, before the album rounds out on two live tracks (the slow poke Doing My Best and the euphorically rousing Lemontree), before coming to a close on the Mississippi Delta blues of Deathbed Blues.
Having released their debut album, Blackheart, in 2019, for this sophomore follow-up, Brandon, Bruce, Chris, and Alyssa all poured their hearts and souls into striving for what was before unattained levels of musicianship, songwriting, tone, performance, and reaching new levels of professionalism that continues to develop.
Says Brandon, We did all the recording ourselves in our studio. Bruce recorded, engineered, and mixed everything. It was a long process that took over a year. We were perfectionists when it came to the performances and quality.
We wanted to create something that would stand the tests of time and make something as close to a blues-rock magnum opus as we were capable of. We kept going back again and again to try and make everything perfect.
We got some good production notes from Josh Smith, the blues guitarist out of LA, who gave a lot of helpful advice. About half way through the recording process, Alyssa Swartz joined the band as a second vocalist.
We had a female vocalist who was featured on a few songs off our first record, Blackheart, because we like the two-vocalist dynamic, and think it brings a deeper dimension and greater dynamic to the music.
So, after she joined, we went back and rewrote some of the lyrics from a female perspective and re-recorded vocals on all the songs she sings on - as well as background vocals on some of the songs Bruce sings.
Official New Delilah Music Video
Doing My Best Live Video
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