This song came from many attempts to build something out of a single melody; the chorus. We tried different rhythms and ideas on verse. It always wanted to be dark, poorly lit, overtly lustful, and seedy. Ultimately, the feeling is hopeful when the melody returns. The synth lines, sing-y backing vocals and bouncy tribal beat morphed this song in the studio. Wishing is transcending.
“A lot of people hang on to the idea that we can have some kind of utopia some day, that human beings will evolve to a pure state. But if the human race could start over, would things look any different?” said bassist/vocalist, David Brown. Along with bandmates Blake Wimberly (drums) and David Swatzell (guitars), Brown felt fueled by their status in a blue city in a red state, in the American south with its morally complex past, in a modernity fueled by conflict and difference.
Birmingham, Alabama’s WRAY vibrates at the intersection of those dichotomies and others—hope and pessimism, wild and composed, joy and pain. There is no light without dark, no dark without light.
Outpouring majesty and turbulence in realm defining emotions, mix ambles of jazzy roots and cosmic psyche ambience.
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It's a WRAp! Deep Shade Tour has officially come to an end. It was amazing to go out on the road with not only our buddies but one of the raddest bands playing right now. We love you guys @gettryin Seriously though, if you see these three dudes creepin' don't make any sudden moves and call the proper authorities….cause they on the road again. #deepshadetour