I have never been more drawn to a song with one line as much as “Health”, the latest release by the rather stealthy group STILL PARADE. Like a ninja on a mission, the mysterious band has come out of the shadows and dropped another chapter in their “dream folk” saga. And it packs quite a harmoniously powerful kick to my eardrums. Following a very solid debut with their lightly electronic tinged guitar strumming number “Actors”, STILL PARADE continues to take their sound to an interestingly euphoric place with their new one. Centered around the line ‘Don’t wanna live in delicate health and no one’s around’, “Health” definitely puts me in a dreamlike state straight away with a beautiful soundscape of twinkling melodies and soaring textures. And even though the lyrics lack in quantity, they are words that seem to come from a personal place carrying a lot more emotional weight behind them than I ever expected. It’s simple and complex at the same time without me really knowing why. It just is. And it all sounds pretty good to me!
“HEALTH” is now available along with “Actors” via Serve & Volley Records here.