American desert rock supergroup Big Scenic Nowhere stream the brand new single »Lavender Bleu« taken from their upcoming sophomore full-length album, »The Long Morrow«, which will be released on October 31st, 2021.
Says the band: “Here we go with the a brand new track premiere. »Lavender Bleu« is the Big Scenic Nowhere new single – taken from the upcoming new album »The Long Morrow«!!!”
Quotes by band members:
Bob Balch: “»Lavender Bleu« is actually a combination of two songs from our »Lavender Blues« EP. When we recorded back in November of 2019, we would play two riffs a few times back and forth and then just jam out on one of the riffs. Think
(riff A, riff B, riff A, riff B, jam out on riff A)
(riff A, riff B, riff A, riff B, jam out on riff 😎
So the jams became »Lavender Blues« and “Labyrinths Fade” from our last EP. Now with »Lavender Bleu« you get to hear how those are actually sections of the same song.
I really like how this tune turned out. Can’t really think of another band that sounds like this. Everybody killed it on this one.”
Tony Reed: “»Lavender Bleu« was the first song I worked on after the November 2019 recording sessions. I had Dan (Joeright) set up a microphone during the sessions so I could sing Ideas that were happening when we were recording the jams. I think this was the only song where the vocal melody came to me as we were recording. This is my favorite song of all the material we’ve done together. I’m a huge fan of melody and this has tons of it. It has a melancholy / romantic feel that I find pleasing as well. ‘Bleu’ is spelled this way after one of my all time favorite songs. A song called Butterfly Bleu by Iron Butterfly. The lyrics seem to be about taking a harder path. Making sacrifices in life to follow passion and calling rather than falling into a routine where, as you get older, you’re constantly saying ‘I wish I….’.”
Gary Arce: “»Lavender Bleu« started with a mellow riff i was messing with for a awhile. We had been been jamming for a few hours and I wanted to slow it down and do something more open and spacious..So I started playing the main riff and everyone just kinda fell into place quietly and patiently. The second heavier part just happened naturally during the jam..Its one of my favorite songs we’ve done so far..Tony kills it on vocals on this song.”
Bill Stinson: “This song really pulls you in different directions….meloncholy and weaving a story through the music.”