Renowned singer-songwriter Samuel Blaney returns with the intricate, understated yet beautiful new single ‘Paradise’.
Like a blend of earlier Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens with a subtle hint of Bombay Bicycle Club, the delicate indie-rock offering showcases Blaney’s uncanny ability to craft emotional, brilliantly construct musical backdrop. Blending fingerpicked acoustic guitars, with subtle, gradually building subtle drums, electric guitars and swells of organ, the tracks arrangement is a delicately built tapestry to compliment the whispery, melancholic vocal delivery.
Released as part of a seamless continuation of a series of tender love songs, Blaney’s music serves as a reflection of his own life, where the realms of nature and music intersect. Standing on the cusp of winter’s silence, ‘Paradise’ becomes a poignant ode to the fleeting moments of the season. Blaney shares, “Paradise is about gentle holding of fine threads. A cherishing of echoes. The fading and the glowing; Autumn.”
Speaking about his musical approach, Blaney explains, “The songs are made when feeling lost. They aren’t about how I feel but how I imagine things could feel. So I made everything full, used lyrics that I might blush at for being too … romantic, feminine, intimate, loving.”
A truly beautiful, elegant track, ‘Paradise’ is a brilliant example of emotion driven songwriting.