Crafting captivating, dark and atmospheric soundscapes is by now second nature to Dublin band Soda Blonde. Equipped with their own distinctive sound Holy Roses is the third single to be released from their debut album Small Talk. Out on July 9th via Velveteen Records, the entire self-produced album sees the group reflecting on their twenty-something experiences with refreshingly honest transparency. An intelligent, and effortlessly engaging alt-pop song the third single Holy Roses joins Soda Blondes handful of singles that continues to stun.
With its moody verses of cyclical guitar pickings and modern synths, this single steadily builds into a mesmerising dark pop track with a rousing chorus. Faye’s effortless vocal melody is both equally dark and light as her powerful brooding lyrics scratch at the need for closure. Speaking about the single Soda Blonde said: “So many of us use rejection as fuel to justify stagnancy or living in the past, Holy Roses provides me with some closure, and I feel it’s one of the most important tracks on the album. I am directly addressing the people in my past who have hurt me in this song. The Rose is symbolic of war and the fleetingness of life and death. It also represents the fall of Christianity, which I compare not only to our country’s dying Catholic status but to the oppression I felt throughout my own personal and work life. ‘Holy Roses’ is the moment of reckoning for me, in all respects. I’m letting go of the people who have hurt me and my old way of living.”
An easy listen with plenty of depth and tonalities of heartbreak Holy Roses is the perfect listen If you are craving some wholesome originality.
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