Starting out with vocals that (somehow) sound like a strange mix of Jeff Buckley, Sampha, and Nothing But Thieves' Conor Mason, I was instantly hooked when I listened to Chelmsford-based 4-piece Secret Company
's song, "Lightning Parade." Soaring guitars cry out and lead up to a simultaneously atmospheric and explosive build. "All I ever do is think about ya,"
the singer repeats over and over, creating a dark mood. The video is simple (which is good, since the song alone is enough to make you feel something) and features the band performing the song in what looks like a basement filled with gloomy blue, purple, and red lights.
"'Lightning Parade' is about having an underlying feeling about someone, a gut truth that just won't go away," the band told us. "It's meant not in a positive light of lovingly thinking about someone but more of a haunting 'something isn't right here' kinda way. And you can pretend that feeling doesn't exist, try and put it to the back of your mind, but it'll still be there. And the more that you become aware of it, the stronger it becomes and the more you notice it the more intense it gets."
The song is off of their forthcoming record, The World Lit Up And Filled With Colour
out March 10, 2017 on Standby Records. You can preorder it HERE