Monday, June 22, 2009

Violet Town

There isn´t many songs about colours in The Church songbook. There is no songs about black, red, yellow, orange, green, purple or white. White Star Line exists but it´s not about white colour. Cobalt Blue is a new song but it never mentions blue. In Violet Town there is colours unlike in other songs. Violet describes the music of the band as a colour quite fittingly. The music they play is not happy and passionate like red, nor is it sad and blue. Therefore it has to be violet.

The drums are pounding and there is a sense of motion. Another song driven by drums. Marching fast like walking with a mission. Walking through the crowded town yet there is a sense of loneliness. Wandering the streets aimlessly when you are young. Sense of freedom is vast and it´s also heavy on the shoulders. Phantom busses drive by and the streets are empty. Inviolate town...the double meaning, sense of something under the surface. Scary yet gentle.

I love the part that starts at 1:40. It all spirals to mid-song chaotic climax. The hawk of the song. Dogs bark and amusement park rollercoaster ride drowns everything. Then the drums take it back on course: tum-tum-tum-tum. That´s what I remember from this song, the drums. All other instruments are playing a second fiddle.

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