I posted part 1 of my review of Exile Parade’s music yesterday, where I went over their song, ‘Alcohol’. Well they’ve recently come out with another single called ‘Beat of Your Blood’ and I can’t get it out of my head.
With timbre so smooth it’s a crime, ‘Beat of Your Blood’ is not your standard rock song. It’s avant-garde and suave, yet coarse – elegantly gritty…
The video is perfect for the song as well, depicting the mysterious air of words like:
I feel the beat of your blood
Love like a newborn son
The night’s flame with fire
I fall at your door
I just want you to hold me close
To the beat of your blood
As was the case with ‘Alcohol’, the songwriting is spellbinding in its realness as well as its force. They have a way with capturing the primal essence of what it means to be human, through lyrics that are both, emotive and alluring, with a contemporary twist. They force you to empathize by conveying unbridled desire, angst, and other feelings that we, as people, tend to keep buried.
The husky vocals emphasize the elusiveness of the song, as they go from provocatively low, closer to a falsetto that sends goosebumps up your spine. It carries a dark and dangerous intensity in the dysmorphic melody, with its striking beat and power bass coursing through you. And the repetition of the chorus at the end makes it cruelly addictive and equally hypnotic…
I love that this song is, structurally and sonically, so different to ‘Alcohol’ because it demonstrates that they’re a multi-talented group revitalizing rock’n'roll. We’re definitely in for an exciting record – hopefully sooner, rather than later…
And I can’t wait to see what’s next!
So if you haven’t already, follow them @ExileParadeUK.
You’ll also be seeing them again on RNR in My Soul, so stay tuned!