Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Circus Trees - "Save Yourself"

Photo via Facebook

We all have those bands that we can't figure out how they're not the biggest band around. Circus Trees are one of those for us. The Massachusetts based band of sisters just released a new single, "Save Yourself." It's a slow building song that starts off more like an indie rock/indie folk song along the lines of Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus. And it would be a great song if it stayed in that style. But the song builds almost painfully slowly until it erupts into something that's almost shoegaze and almost a Sonic Youth style indie rocker, but it's far too melodic to be either of those. It's a beautiful and gigantic song with one of the most powerful crescendos in recent memory. Like I said, I have no idea how Circus Trees aren't one of the biggest bands in the Boston scene.

In an Instagram post, Finola McCarthy says of the new song:

"This is a song of self-loathing, exploring issues of love and trust with the people most close to me, and taking the blame for it whenever one of these relationships goes wrong. Like so many others, I experienced a deep betrayal early in my life, and the void it left in my heart forms the core of the emotions that build within song. This is a painful, emotional, slow-building exploration of the feelings that linger when the person you thought you could always depend on has left you, and the effects of sabotage it has on every other relationship you try to have."

You can watch the video for "Save Yourself" below. The song is out now on Five By Two Records. For more on Circus Trees, check out the band on Facebook and Instagram.

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