‘Shut In’ is the fab new single from Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) indie rock band Beauts’ debut full-length album, ‘Dalliance’ (available now).
Palmer Jamieson, Jeff Lawton, Darryl Smith, Erik Van Lunen and Joel Waddell makes this drive towards something, work. That something is that intangible insight, of now and temporary means. A callously personal outcrop of emotions, sifted from the top layers of life’s unending challenges – riveted into reality in the mind and heart of someone who longs for something.
There, in between the trees of moments, you see a glimmer. A shining flash of brilliant possibilities, in which your anthem for the ‘different’, sparks with anticipation.
You quiver into excitement, as you continue.
The journey is to continue. You smile in delicious candor.
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Our new album DALLIANCE is out now! ▶️ Huge thanks to @cupsncakespod for the kind words and for naming it a Pick of the Week <333⠀ 📸: @bryanna_chapeskie⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ "Halifax's Beauts three prior EP releases have served to stoke a fire of anticipation to this, their first full length release. ⠀ ⠀ I've got to say, this album snuck up on me. Stylistically, I haven't listened to anything even remotely similar in decades. And yet, I wasn't prepared for the varied nuances it brought. Dalliance pairs well with a long solo bike ride, a run a night, a bus trip home, or some long-distance driving. ⠀ ⠀ “The city loves me, because it won't let go.” ⠀ ⠀ There are many clever lyrical phrases using the personification of the city. It's as if the city or place we live becomes a character in one's life. Anyone that uses transit or a bicycle in the city can identify with this useage. ⠀ ⠀ The atmospheric meanderings on "Just like Everything" evoke some rainy landscape. I especially enjoy the fact that they do not fall into the trap of too many overdubs and effects. Quite the contrary, the songs are left to breathe in simple arrangements. ⠀ ⠀ Even though the sonic approach may feel familiar, the use of tension and release was somewhat relentless. In fact, if there is a cohesive element to the album, it's this use of tension and release. ⠀ ⠀ Dalliance will help propel Beauts as an interesting recent fold in Canadian independent music and this new release has become a sonic character in my late Winter."⠀ ⠀ – Drew Cox