Lyon based Resolve first drew our attention when they released “Abyss”; a thundering attempt to pull us all from a deep hole of self victimisation. Prior to this came their debut single “Exposed”, releasing one year ago.
As we curiously observed each move that Resolve made as a band, whether on social media or with their music, every piece felt like a lovingly curated offering that was thought out and executed to their high standard. Musically Resolve continued to release one impressive track after another, before releasing their debut EP Rêverie in October.
With an air of gratitude and pride, the four piece of Anthony (vocals), Nathan (drums), Robin (bass), and Aurélien (guitar), are celebrating an incredible first year of their combined efforts as Resolve bringing their music to the world:
“One year ago to this day, we were about to release our debut single ‘Exposed’. I still vividly remember the doubts, the eagerness, the writer’s blocks or the pure moments of bliss we had in the studio while writing and recording our debut EP, and the truly humbling reaction we witnessed on the 19th of February 2017.”
With their one year celebration being the release of a music video for “Binarity”, Resolve have specifically focused their attention upon their progression as a live band, playing to an audience of 5 in ‘the tiniest venue in Belgium’, through to playing to an audience of 500 in their first ever hometown show.
They dedicate the “Binarity” music video to those they’ve performed for, by sharing live footage of the band’s shows across Europe. And with their breathtakingly precise approach to aesthetic/design, the footage is all contained within the television set that’s present in Resolve’s EP artwork and music videos.
“Binarity” lyrically takes aim at online zombification. Resolve comment on the fact that our experiences are filtered and controlled by algorithms we’re unaware of, and agreements we don’t read, losing a sense of reality, losing a sense of ourselves, and losing genuine connection (‘We’re all drowning‘).
The inverse of this ‘technology slavery’ is the person-to-person experiences that Resolve are honouring with the “Binarity” music video; their own connections on the tour, and their crowd interactions. It’s powerfully moving, and the importance of the connective experiences they’ve had over the last 12 months hits hard.
“YOU gave us the most amazing start we could have asked for
and we truly appreciate every single one of you. “
It’s been a huge year of thought-inspiring wake-up calls courtesy of Resolve, and we can’t wait to see their next (aesthetically gorgeous and sonically brilliant, no doubt) chapter unfold.