Video of the Moment #2050: School of Seven Bells

By on Tuesday, 29th March 2016 at 6:00 pm
 

When I first learned of School of Seven Bells early on in my blogging career, they were a trio comprised of identical twins Alejandra (vocals and guitar) and Claudia Deheza (keyboards and vocals) and Benjamin Curtis (guitars, synthesisers, and vocals). Claudia left in 2010, leaving her sister and Curtis to continue on with the name. Sadly, in 2013, Curtis died after a nearly year-long battle with lymphoma.

‘SVIIB’, the last true School of Seven Bells album ever to be released, was unveiled last month, over 2 years since Curtis’ untimely passing at the age of 35. While their legend is now steeped in sadness, the positive pop sensibility of the Bells’ music is evident in ‘Ablaze’, the muscular, brash track from the new album that now has its own promo. “How could I forget it?” Alejandra asks, though I think that’s more of a rhetorical question than anything else, because she will never forget Curtis, and nor will we. Another lyric from the song goes, “the day we met there was a new fire”: I can’t imagine a better song to honour Curtis’ memory and all the wonderful music the three musicians made together when he was still with us. Watch and listen to ‘Ablaze’ below.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPWJ0MreHeg[/youtube]

Tags: , ,

Leave Your Response

* Name, Email, Comment are Required
 
 
 

About Us

There Goes The Fear is where we tell you about the latest music, gigs, and tours we love and think you should too.

We love music that has its heart on its sleeve, tells a story, swims around our head all day or makes us dance like no-one's watching.

TGTF is edited by Mary Chang, who is based in Washington, DC. She is joined by writers in England, America and Ireland. It began as a UK music blog by Phil Singer in 2005.

All MP3s are posted with the permission of the artists or their representatives and are for sampling only. Like the music? Buy it.

RSS Feed   RSS Feed  

Learn More About Us