Last month, the Portland, Oregon, stoner doom crew Blackwater Holylight announced their third LP, Silence/Motion, with a gorgeous new single called "Around You." Out next month, the album sees the band embracing a richer, brighter palette of musical textures, which come streaming through on "Around You" like sunlight through an open window.
Today (September 8th), we're proud to be premiering a stunning new music video for "Around You" that bring the song's chromatic sonic sensibilities to life.
In the visual, the band members cruise around in classic cars — a snazzy El Camino and a sleek Firebird — and a couple motorcycles while letting that, ahem, holy light rain down upon them. In between the actions shots is footage of the band jamming together in a well-lit practice space, rocking out heartily to the song's crunchy groove.
Musically, "Around You" takes Blackwater Holylight's doomy desert rock sound and crosses it with the glimmering beauty of a shoegaze band like Slowdive. It's a really nice pairing of sounds that feels like a fresh take on the doomgaze subgenre. Watch and listen above via YouTube.
Silence/Motion is out October 22nd via RidingEasy Records and is currently available for pre-order.