I Used To Be A Sparrow – White Flags
I Used To Be A Sparrows soars to the skies with the impassioned “White Flags”. Nicely weaving together late 80s inspired indie rock and shoegaze into a satisfying whole, the piece is imbued with a strong sense of purpose. By far the heart and soul of the piece are the vocals. Soaring alongside the guitar work the vocals are straightforward sung with true earnestness.
Things begin immediately as I Used To Be A Sparrow dives headfirst into the sound. Grooves ride throughout the piece as it possesses a strong, driving rhythm. With freeing percussion the rest of the song comes into sync. Lyrics possess a poetic quality to them as they engage with a strong sense of play. Over the course the of the piece the song finds itself gaining in greater strength and power. Quite well-balanced the song simply finds itself transformed again and again into a vast tapestry of sound. Far-off choruses add to the heightened state of awareness that dominates much of the piece. Elegant guitar work defines the pieces as it frames the song as one looking for a little bit of hope. Redemption rests front and center of the piece as the search for redemption can take a while and may not be something that a person simply finds, it takes years of effort and hard work.
With a carefully crafted melody that lingers in the mind long after it is over, I Used To Be A Sparrow creates timeless piece of pop on “White Flags”.