Music is balm for the soul. A space you can sink into and ease away the harshness of reality and unhook the claws of the pressures of life. “Bandage” from Melbourne alternative/rock band Stranger was my balm of the day.
Stranger are Tom Morgan (vocals/guitar), John Morgan (guitar), Lain Delahunty (bass), and Josh Willmott (drums) … so technically not strangers anymore (ha ha, yeah.. sorry). Their Bones And Ghosts EP is something I’ve been dipping into and “Bandage” is third on the EP.
There’s something about “Bandage” and its easy vibe, relaxed beat, open spaces, as well as its searching vocals. It was soothing with the unfolding of a story in this chilled soundscape, even though the story itself seemed tense and conflicting.
“Just don’t pretend you don’t love me
And I wont pretend I don’t either
Cross my heart and hope to die”
Stranger have such a great sound and I’m glad I stumbled across them and their music that soothed my own tense and conflicted parts in the process of soaking up “Bandage”.
Check out “Bandage” by streaming via Spotify or YouTube.