BEST NEW SONGS: AQUILO - BLINDSIDE

1/28/17
Aquilo - Blindside

“Blindside” is the brooding new track from the wonderfully moody UK-based duo, AQUILO, and it’s everything we’d hoped it would be. It’s an emotionally charged three minutes and 15 seconds that has us totally ready for their debut full length album, Silhouettes.

Members Tom and Ben set the emotionally-heavy tone right away with stripped down piano and smokey, heartbroken vocals that are simply chill-inducing. Things take off just before the 1 minute mark as a soft ticking beat and windswept atmospherics come in to amp up the intensity, before it all falls away as he begs, “just let me stay the night.” From there, the track builds up again and enters a swelling and twinkling whirlwind at the 2:30 night that unexpectedly turns into a string-filled climax. It’s simply a gorgeous song that you’ll be sure to put on the next time you’re lost in your feels.

Blindside
How did you creep up on my blindside?
I'm not the one who wants this

Aren't I the one who gets to leave?
Almost
You almost made me think I want this
I look at the way we live
And only see things I'd given up
And I could say that I'm broken, but i'm not
And I could fake that i'm hurtin', but i know that's all you want from me
Tell you I love you, but I don't
Can I stay the night?
Just let me stay the night

Hold on, you should've said something in the moment
I know I let it go cold before
But didn't you just leave me with your silence?
And I could say that I'm broken, but i'm not
And I could fake that i'm hurtin', but i know that's all you want from me
Say that I love you, but I don't
Can I stay the night?
Just let me stay the night

Always trouble in the way
Always trouble in the way
Oh, why does it have to be today?
But I could say that I'm broken, but i'm not
And I could fake that i'm hurtin', but i know
That's all you want from me
Tell you I love you, but I don't
Can I stay the night?
Just let me stay the night

 

AQUILO - BLINDSIDE

 

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