Sunday, April 14, 2013

Song Of The Week: 4/14/13

Song: "Great White Whale"

Artist: Secret & Whisper

Album: "Great White Whale"

Year: 2008

According to Secret & Whisper vocalist Charles Finn, "Great White Whale" is a story about being the only human left on Earth. Due to the man's loneliness, he decides to kidnap the biggest animal in the world, the great white whale, and keep it locked in a tower. The rest of the animals cause an uprising in order to get their whale back. In the end, the man releases the whale back to the wild. The overall theme is being lonely, but not letting your loneliness affect your good judgement in the end. Hailing from British Columbia, Canada, Secret & Whisper formed out of the ashes of the band Stutterfly. When Stutterfly lead singer Chris Stickney decided to leave the band, the rest of the members decided to carry on, hiring former Thebleedingalarm lead singer Charles Finn for their new vocalist. Because of the totally different sound the band had with their new singer, they decided to change the name as well. Hence, Secret & Whisper was born on February 24, 2007. In 2008, the band released their debut album, "Great White Whale". This album reached number 17 on the Itunes top 100 albums in the first week of sale, thanks in part to the singles "XOXOXO" and "Vanishings". In 2010, Secret & Whisper released their sophmore effort, "Teenage Fantasy". This album produced the single "Warrior (Southern Arrowhead)". Shortly after the release of "Teenage Fantasy" their were rumors that frontman Finn was being tabbed as the new singer for the band Saosin. Those rumors were shot down however by Saosin themselves. In February of 2011, Secret & Whisper streamed the b-side track "Pixie" on their Myspace page. By July of 2012, the band announced through their Facebook page that they were going on a hiatus. By late 2012 and early 2013, the remaining members of Secret & Whisper were focused on several other musical projects, most notably of which were Shreddy Krueger, Faux Fur as well as Charles Finn's solo material. Currently it appears as if the shelf life of a promising band is now over. As I said, most of the focus of the band members of Secret & Whisper is on various other musical projects. While it's too early to say that the book is officially closed on Secret & Whisper, the band is very much in hibernation at this point.

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