“I can picture you holding the hand of someone new.”
The mist from the sea breeze falls on your skin as you are enjoying a walk down the boardwalk. You walk slowly, taking your time, because hell, you got all the time in the world, because “Oh Lord, don’t ask why,” you can’t seem to shake off this feeling of serenity, because you know that everything will be alright. You keep walking, taking your time, and then you wake up. You wake up to a café in the cold and wintery depths of snow banks, ice on the ground, and Echo Courts. What do you think?
This is the first thing that comes to mind: Echo Courts knows how to keep you into their songs. They craft deep soundscapes spun across from song to song that hold different values that seem much the same when looked at in a larger context. Each song has its own characteristic that seems to provide a tied and webbed embodiment of the character of Echo Courts.
There is this intangible characteristic that you want every band to possess, this quality of serenity. You want every artist to be able to talk you into a mood, to be able to take writing and some chord progressions and transform it into music, into feeling, and into something human.
Something that is able to make you feel joy, weep, think, and relate, because we all want to relate. We all want to be a part of something much bigger than ourselves, and that is exactly how Echo Courts has me feeling as I listen to each consecutive track on their Ice Cream Social album.
What first struck me with each song was that I felt like I was at the beach, that I was enjoying my time spent in a sunny day somewhere in Southern California. I felt alive. I was able to take away from each track, and I was able to feel what they were trying to express with each progressing track.
Stream Echo Courts’ Ice Cream Social below and catch that feeling for yourself.