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Dark Water - Single Review: While the World is Bleeding

30 Sep 2021 // A review by Callum Wagstaff
Dark Water are a New Plymouth based alternative rock band formed in 2009. While the World is Bleeding is their new single, mixed and mastered by Crazy Daisy Productions, USA.

It's a murky affair that attempts to find some solace among desolation. Rolling drum fills carry barrels of electric harmony
over hills of restrained, worldly resentment like that of the line: If you leave then you'll believe but it's belief that leaves you hollow.

Occasional female vocal harmonies add accents of cold comfort to the bitter lamentation, making for rich, cinematic moments with a sense of warning in the tone of the tom work.

The narrative point of view changes between the verse and chorus from second person to first person. There's a shift in the
sentiment from ruminating existential dread to a sense of focus on core tenets of wellbeing.

In the second half of the song it moves further into the realm  of a power ballad and the breathe of something close to
optimism rips through in the form of the lead. There's a really nice bridge part where an unexpected descending piano melody funnels down the energy into a bottleneck of earnest melancholy before exploding into the reprise.

While the World is Bleeding has all the hallmarks of a song about a world on fire, but the general scope to outlast the zeitgeist and become a more timeless work; a way for listeners to explore their own personal apocalypse. It may be Dark Water's most comprehensive release to date.
Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Dark Water

DARK WATER are a three piece Taranaki, alternative Rock band formed in 2009.

DARK WATER started life as a four piece, after a lineup change, they are now a hard hitting three piece. Their first year together was spent developing their sound and style, which has developed into a gripping yet gritty sound with a heaviness that enfolds melody.

DARK WATER have already started making a name for themselves having played at G Taranaki and opening for Shihad, The Feelers, I Am Giant and The Checks in their home town of New Plymouth. .

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