I pull up my boots, I find coffee for my cup but when I put it to my lips I don’t even recognize this mug.
-Lyrics off our upcoming single, “New Shade of Blue”
“New Shade of Blue” is an exploration of mourning. This track is deeply personal and is one of those songs that each time I perform it live, I’m instantly transported to a very dark time in mine and my family’s lives. When a person is trying to grieve through so many avenues simultaneously, how can you be sure your heartache is evenly split (or worse, is it unevenly?) One might feel as though they’re coming up short on all fronts but when you reach for the reserves of sorrow there’s nothing left to pull from. You’ve hit the deepest part of the well and from there only guilt can eat at your bones.
Much of this album came from a place of deep sadness, frustration and anger. The album that would soon become MONOLITHS was birthed when my father was diagnosed with ALS. He died within two years. During this time my long-time relationship was ending turbulently, I was seriously worried about the state of my brother’s mental health and I was witnessing the erosion of the band that I’d worked tirelessly to build.
I could go on about the crippling emotional abuse my father was also surviving throughout his slow transformation to invalid but I should save this for a more in depth journal entry. Out of these ashes however has been some slow rebirth and that’s where we stand today.
As you’re fully aware by now we’re on the heels of the upcoming MONOLITHS release, our 93min-long triple album. Please give “New Shade of Blue” a listen and if it speaks to you perhaps look into pre-ordering MONOLITHS on vinyl.
As always, we want to sincerely thank you for supporting us and taking our tunes with you on your untamed & strangest adventures.
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