Sunday, January 8, 2012

Song Of The Week: 1/8/12

Song: "You Must Be Bleeding Under Your Eyelids"

Artist: Blindside

Album: "The Great Depression"

Year: 2005

"You Must Be Bleeding Under Your Eyelids" is a song that appears to be about a relationship where one of the people is suffering major depression. The woman in the song seems to be extremely depressed. Though, she is very beautiful, she does not see herself that way. When she looks at herself she sees all of her scars. She's ugly to herself. The man seems to not know what else he can do for her. Her sadness is hurting him because when he sees her, he's almost awe-struck by her beauty. He just tries to be as supportive as he can fully knowing that he may never be able to help her get out of her funk. Blindside is an alt. rock/post hardcore band from Sweden that formed back in 1994. Their style reminds me of bands such as Papa Roach, P.O.D. and Chevelle though they may be a tad more experimental than any of those bands. Blindside has a very tight relationship with P.O.D. in that P.O.D. gave them their first break plus both bands are very influenced by their Christian values. The band released an EP and two studio album with not much success early on. It was the band's third release, 2002's "Silence" that proved to be the highpoint in their musical career. The band gathered a much bigger following thanks in part to singles like "Pitiful", "Sleepwalking" and "Caught A Glimpse". Blindside would stay very active between 2002 and 2007, releasing three albums and an EP during that five year span while also embarking on several tours. After releasing the "Black Rose" EP in 2007, the band went on a small hiatus. It took Blindside four years to finally release their sixth album, 2011's "With Shivering Hearts We Wait". Currently, Blindside continues to perform live to support their latest effort and are showing no signs of slowing down as a band.

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