These four guys from Aarhus are no newcomers on SOA. Yet, most often you might have seen them in relation to reviews of their summerish, warm concerts and in a mentioning of a new single once in a while.
The single ‘Crayon Blue’ is accompanied by their first ever music video – a video wrapped up in pink clouds at sunsets and grassy lawns and factory smoke, unveiled yesterday. In short, the message of the song is meant as both a tribute to but also a critique of the relation between human and nature – both how we treat nature but also how we embrace it in all its varieties.
With long melodic guitar riffs and summer vibe vocals, the song has a crisp and fresh feel to it, as it slowly builds itself up like s small wave only to break with a stronger force in the end. Fresh seawater crispiness.
The ‘Crayon Blue’ single, in my opinion, is just in the spirit of Pelican Beach; It fits right into the style and tone of the track – and that never hurt anyone. And it is catchy as hell. If you like what you have already heard, you will also love this new single. I myself am enjoying the focus on the guitars a lot. Beach’ish pop-rock can get a bit too soft and delicate, so the enhanced guitars are a big plus to my ears.
The video wraps up the meaning of the song pretty nicely, but I would have liked it to be even more focused on the ‘critique’ of the relation between human and nature. On the other hand, the tribute is very much present in the form of a cute girl playing in the water at the beach, pulling grass out of the lawn and eating pink flowers in concrete city areas covered in hazy pastel filters. This might also be a way of illustrating (in a very diminished way) how we destroy nature, but the pastel colors do make it seem so lovely and fluffy. Anyway, it does make me feel like running in the forest, going to the beach and feel the wind in my ear. But that’s not an unusual feeling to have after listening to these guys.