‘Snow’ was written in tribute to the care and love given to London band Giant Sky‘s singer during the trials and tribulations of lockdown – it is a deeply romantic declaration of eternal love in the face of adversity.
The delivery is cinematic and monumental: walls of crashing guitars and mountainous melodies. There is the earnestness and melodies of The Cranberries, the vocals and energy of Garbage with a jangling guitars echoing throughout. The band says:
Snow is about the triumph of human connection over isolation. After the year we’ve all been through, human connections are ultimately what have got us through, and we wanted to write something that reflected that.
The result is lovely – a dream pop reverie augmented by New Zealand-born singer Olivia Bond gorgeous vocals with the deeply romantic dedication to Olivia’s wife – I don’t want to go into eternity without you. Underpinning the vocals is a lush and crisp instrumentation with a haunting melancholic air:
The single is available to download/stream here and out through Bloody Sunset Records.
Giant Sky are Jon Hatch on bass and Toby Mcfee on drums (who grew up next door to each other in Wiltshire), Jay Amesbury on bass (from Leicester) and Olivia Bond on vocals (who grew up in Cambridge, New Zealand).