This song is by far one of my favorites. It speaks out to the truth that we need to be saved from ourselves most of the time. The emotion in this song makes my heart ache almost when I hear it. But it hurts in a good way. It even has some thoughts that no one would ever think of about baby Jesus. It just goes from one seemingly random line and dives deep into the heart of someone in this hurting place.
Anonymous asked: What do you think of Estrella, Starling, and Binary by Brave Saint Saturn?
HOORAY!! A question. I was just thinking to myself today that starting this blog during the busy season at work was kind of a mistake. With that thought I knew I needed a post. And then this question happened. So thank You so much ANON.
I think I am going to tackle these in reverse order. First is Binary.
This is a tragic little tune about falling out of love. It honestly though uses pretty vague imagery. I guess I just have never took the time to learn what a binary star is, but from being ok with recognizing words and knowing binary means 2 I am going to take the long shot here and say he is referring to orbiting with a beautiful bright beacon of light. Also known as being in a relationship. He believes that this star was meant for him. But alas it is not. This is one of those songs that are relate able if you have been through a similar thing, but until then means relatively nothing. The song is an anthem and cry to the heavens from a now singular star floating lonely through the galaxy. It has a really soft tone, but it really pushes where it needs to. That all kind of hinges on the momentum in the verses. It has such a driving flow to it, each line broken by the time it would take to draw a breath.
Next up Starling… This song…I am sure at some point when I do post like I want to I will return to this song. It is one of those songs that you can see. It tells a story, but doesn’t rely on speak singing, Reese does his thing on it big time. And you gave here another good example of the BSS format of having a kind of laid back feel that really jams on a chorus that you can just scream because they are exactly the words you need to yell. I know some people may be offended or something by a song about dead and dying birds. And a little boy who cares about them and then after time comes to hurt them himself. (I will spare you the metaphors here. Oh the metaphors.) This song kind of stands alone as its own anthem to the least of these. You can’t say it much better.
Finally Estrella. Oh what do I think of this? I think me and whoever wrote these words are the same person sometimes I relate to this song so well. And This year he was 25 like I am. I very much enjoy writing clever words on paper (and tumblr now…duh). I really should listen to this song more, because I am just so short sighted sometimes. This song is completely a slow ballad. They don’t blow the doors off of this one, but it still pushes you just as much. The song itself is a reminder that there is so much pain out there that is happening to people that are exactly the same as you, and all you can do is lean on the most high. But, sometimes I wonder the truth of my faith. Have I just been “doing church” like I have seen? I see kids 10 years younger than me with a more solid footing then me. I am so fake and I am such a liar. I can hardly look people in suffering in the eye. I just hurt too much. I can feel their pain. I think you get the point. The verses challenge you they provoke you to thought about a young man slowly falling in to a silent darkness in this vibrant sound filled world. The chorus then is an uplifting hymn. The angels wings will cover you tonight…Hallelujah for that. Press you head against the breast of Christ…Hallelujah that we can do that.
Thanks again for your question. I hope my answers were adequate and did not bore you.
Well I was trying to figure out how to rectify my feelings about that blue eyed hurricane. Then I thought of this song and how perfect it is for that. Yeah this is the true story of that I guess. I am sure everyone knows someone that fits this criteria. And I wanted to do 2 songs today to make up for skiiping out on yesterday after doing half of what I wanted.
“You’re beautiful, but not beneath your skin.”
Ok I realize I failed to post something textual about the song yesterday. It was just not the day for this, so to make up for it I thought of something special. Yeah glad to get this part out of the way in style I guess.
Well hurricanes is a fun little Spanish dance song about love, heartbreak and Jesus’s love. I just love how their songs are very situational. It just really helps you connect to the great words that they use.