BY EMMA SCHOORS
In almost every present-day philosophy book, you’ll find a page or more of the author promoting pursuing a passion in order to deal with, overcome, or beat a bad situation. What these pages don’t detail is that often times, writing (or in this case, singing) about the not-so-great things happening can not only document them for later reflecting, but help others along the way. This is where the great music comes in.
Shallow Pools’ new single “Sinking” is the perfect mix of this raw goodness and the ever present notion that the more you tell a story, the less power it holds over you. With vocals comparable to Paramore’s Hayley Williams, the track holds a special kind of powerhouse effect. It keeps constant this sound throughout the entire song, which makes for a unique listening experience. The song’s lyrics make for an almost B-side to songs like “Falling” by HAIM, keeping an overall upbeat tone while detailing a sadder yet grander scheme of things.
At first listen, most listeners might pick up on the powerful vocals, and how they work well with the powerful instrumentals. However, by listening once more, you might find how both of these aspects actually make for a complimentary sound. While lots of bands have the desire to sacrifice the intensity of one or more instruments for the vocals, Shallow Pools doesn’t hold back with anything, and that’s part of what sets them apart from others.
Check out their new single below!