An unusual-sounding track for an unusual topic.
Demon Days are back with a gorgeous new single, out of their upcoming EP Taking It Slow This Time. "Gravel" tells a story about a singer with vocal nodules. Bella, the vocalist, shares:
As a singer, you learn that getting nodules is the worst thing in the world and that it is the end of your career. When I found out about it I was distraught and depressed and so I wrote this song to help the people around me understand how I was feeling as well as reflecting on how much importance I laid on this archetype of a singer in my identity.
Space-like synth intro develops into a soul/jazz masterpiece with silky vocals, playful basslines, relaxed drums and trumpet to die for. And the keys solo just makes this perfect.