Sonny Hell – “Behind The Blue Sky”

By Will Oliver, February 17th 2020 Indie Listen New Stream

Brooklyn-based musician Sonny Hell won us over back in October with his track “Rogue Wave” and he’s done it again with his latest single, “Behind The Blue Sky.”

It’s an energetic rocker that wastes no time launching off into the sun, with a warm summery feeling felt along the way. Never stopping for air, “Behind The Blue Sky” has a bit of Springsteen and some of the wide-open road feeling of The War On Drugs. It’s everything a good rock tune should be.

Here’s Sonny Hell’s explanation about the track:

Behind The Blue Sky started as an attempt to write a song with a guitar hook reminiscent of The Jesus And Mary Chain, then it morphed into something a bit more inspired by Joy Division, now it probably sounds like neither… or both? The lyrics are about trying to navigate a depression. I was inspired to write the song as a metaphor after reading a line from Paul Bowles’ The Sheltering Sky: “Behind the sheltering sky is a vast dark universe, and we’re just so small.”

You can find “Behind The Blue Sky” below, along with it’s b-side “Swimming In Dark Water.” If you’re in NYC, he will be performing at NYC’s New Colossus Festival on March 14 at Piano’s Upstairs Lounge.

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