Journey into a dark world of crunchy guitars, banging drums, and an expansive low end. The lead guitar mimics the voice here, closely following its melody in the verses of this track. 90s alternative rock meets a buried, Bright Eyes-style doubled vocal in Coldswell’s new single Dark Eyes from their album Void Calls.
Can’t you just see it’s all in your head now
We do not have to harm
This is from the first verse, which is repeated again to great effect. It is as if a poem is being recited; the second visit with the verse really drives home its meaning and through repetition highlights the unending cycle of a paralyzing depression.
The song is directed at a lover or friend who is in jeopardy – someone who fails to see what we have in store now and for whom the end of the line is at the head of the road; a loved one who is caped in Super-powered apathy and has dark eyes that tell me where you want to go. The singer expresses care and concern for someone that cannot see any light in the future, tackling the holding pattern of a suicidal numbness – intense subject matter, for sure, but packaged with such high-octane passion that a glimmer of hope is detected by the listener.
What do we do when a loved one can longer summon the energy to live life? We reach out… and that’s what this song does. Dark Eyes by Coldswell is a troubled and visceral 90s-rock slice of life that sonically thrills and lyrically offers an arm of hope in its mere existence.
Coldwell is Evan Krise (Songwriter, guitar, vocals), Ian Hudson (bass, synth) and Brandon Krise (drums) and they hail from Cleveland, Ohio.