New music for you today comes from Stay outside. a three piece band from Indianapolis, Indiana. The band includes Aaron Becker, Garrett Johnston and Sean West.
For starters, their band name and the concept of outside comes with great meaning for them. From their website:
Outside. It’s where we go to refresh. It’s where we go to experience the world untouched and uninfluenced by our own devices and doings. Going outside is leaving our small creation to be a part of something bigger. Outside is where life really happens. It’s an uncontrolled and free place that invokes inspiration. Going outside is a journey away from what we expect and know. Outside is where we run to. Outside is where we want to stay.
Stay outside. we already love this depth of meaning in what you do, and we loved the song “Void”.
Lyrically the song describes the process of dealing with something emotionally painful; a witness of something difficult, a need for keeping quiet to say alive, shutting down and there being a void within that’s been well hidden, yet is clearly in mind now.
Musically this song is gentle, melodic and has an easy alternative rock sound and warm vocals. This continues until the bridge, where there’s a break of silence and openness. [Is this the void that we’re in, I wonder?] There is then an impressive instrumental as the song leads into the climax of the song where the chorus is repeated with increasing emotional power, growing to a scream. Love it!
Oh okay I’ll be okay for now
You know I-I-I’m starting to shut down
The video (below) is shot and edited beautifully by way of expressing the powerful emotion of the song, including the essence of outside. We love the searching element as portrayed in the song, which seemed virtually impossible, yet reached a conclusion.
Stay outside. have an EP “Okay, For Now” which we’re also looking forward to checking out.