Trophy Eyes‘ Chemical Miracle is one of the very best albums that released in 2016. Anyone that disagrees is wrong, or has some kind of defect when it comes to appreciating good quality melodic hardcore with raw emotion.
Our Track Of The Day today is the fourth track on Chemical Miracle; “Heaven Sent”.
“Heaven Sent” has Trophy Eyes’ vocalist John Floreani describe a tender moment with a woman, captured in beautiful metaphor, before making a sad acknowledgement that this moment will one day be lost:
“Lay your head on my shoulder
As I draw pictures in your skin
I leave marks behind with my fingertips
Like lines in wet sand
One day the tide will come
And wash away everything that I did
Your memories of me will disappear
Into bad dreams”
“Heaven Sent” feels inspired by beautiful moments like this, with the recognition also being present that the narrator/Floreani has historically left a trail of broken hearts. He sees himself as being ruthless in what he does, incidentally leaving women hurting as an extension of who he is.
The flowingness of the verses in gentle melody as well as the tone of Floreani’s voice have a feeling like he is falling for someone who is genuinely intriguing. He’s worried/expecting the same thing to happen all over again (‘Don’t say that you weren’t warned..’).
The choruses are stronger sonically, and expressed powerfully and in detail of how careless, heartless and dangerous it is to be with this man (“YOU SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO ME!“).
“Heaven Sent” is brilliant, taking the listener on a trip through quiet intimacy, uncomfortable admissions, the assembly of emotional walls and cries of frustration and fear.
Check out “Heaven Sent” and give the rest of Chemical Miracle a spin while you’re there. Because it’s the best.