Bearings dropped their full-length Blue In The Dark today and this record approaches pure perfection. The first time I heard “Aforementioned”, I played it over 30 times that day. When I heard “Eyes Closed”, I spun in circles in my living room. While this record no doubt dives into hard experiences the band has been through since their debut EP, every song on this record punches happiness into my stomach. Blue In The Dark‘s cover speaks volumes about the stories told within. Upon first glance, “drowning” seems to be the theme, but as you look closer, the hand is powerfully thrusting its survival towards the moon. This album isn’t about drowning, it’s about surviving a riptide.
In tracks like “Careless Clarity” and “Tide”, the band’s ability to push their genre to a new level is clear. Doug Cousins has a dreamy persona expressed through each note backed by top-notch musicians Ryan Collins, Collin Hanes, and Connor Kington; this band is full of all-around great people who deserve your support. Check them out on tour with Like Pacific and ROAM.