Photo by David Guttenfelder
The previous single from Pow Wow singer Joe Rainey was quite bass heavy and had a hip hop meets digital hardcore thing going for it. "no chants" was an intense, angry song. His latest, "bezhigo," is much more restrained. Instead of a blistering, in your face track, it's more like a chill out room meets noise rock kind of song musically. Of course, calling "bezhigo" chill is relative. It still has this intense industrial chugging behind it, and it's incredibly cinematic. Joe Rainey explains that "'bezhigo' is a loose Ojibwe term meaning alone or by itself," and even if you didn't read that explanation the feeling is impossible to miss even if you don't speak the language of the song. Rainey has been releasing important and moving music, and you owe it to yourself to check these out.
You can watch the video for "bezhigo" below. Niineta is due out May 20 on 37d03d and can be pre-ordered here.