The loveliness of Bell The Band is that it encompasses the quiet, rare instances we give ourselves in life to absorb what we are living through. While everyone claims like is a journey; there is still a discussion over whether it is one to overcome or get through. For Caitlin, her words about “getting by”. which is the essence of folk music. The genre, like the album, is dedicated to the things we do and the feelings we hold as we do them. Whether she is trying to survive, feel alive, or just be still for a moment, there is light quake in Caitlin’s voice that breaks through its ease to show that no matter how well you hold things together, sometimes, you can still feel like you are breaking. Hence, the album is like the random, gentle “Aha” moments that enter your mind when you are just sitting drinking your coffee, looking out the window as you take the bus to work, or lying in bed and staring at the ceiling wondering, “What is the point?”. This question is ambiguous and can be asked for so many situations, yet, it, usually, glides into your mind in times that are silent, pensive, and unexpected such as, the instances above. In many ways, Bell The Band sonically glides into your mind through the window that is your ears.
Often, the harshest challenges come in delicate packages like that four word question I mentioned, “What Is The Point?”. By the first song,”Love Before Me”, Bell The Band puts this question/ theme into the minds of listeners who will understand the pain of giving more to someone than what he or she gives back. The theme of giving more than receiving courses through the album and the wistful melodies that feel like you have found a ripe, juicy peach amidst a wild jungle. As you bite and receive the succulent flavors of that fruit, you look around and wonder how, from the madness of plush, green trees, was this bright, colorful fruit born. Like fruit in a jungle, we all can grow bright even in chaos. This metaphor resonates with Bell The Band as artists who show depth and intensity through gentility. To Buy Bell The Band’s Self-Titled EP Click Here.