There was a time back in the days when Music used to be very theatrical. Even the quietest and modest of all genres and artists out there, had certain stage presence and loudness attached to it. And no music style out there was as crazy and dramatic than Rock and Roll. No matter the stage the genre was going through, either Punk or Alternative or even a combination of an outsider as in Folk Rock – when you went to a rock show, you really went to a show. People like Bowie, The Who or Prince really knew how take you out into a journey of their own.
Like Blood For Music by Black Bluebirds might not hit the same heights than these icons, but throughout every song on their new album you do get to notice the respect they have for those that came before them. The cinematic approach that made Bowie or Peter Gabriel so unique and standout from the bunch can be somehow found in songs like “Life In White” (perhaps a rendition to “Life In Mars”) or the anthemic melodies of the likes of The Rolling Stones in tracks such as “Love Kills Slowly” – every tune on this album breaths 70s and 80s. There’s a rawness in the vocals and overall production that gives the album this nice live touch, while today’s music everyday feels more fabricated – Black Bluebirds’ Like Blood For Music is rather honest.
The album has its flaws, as few tracks are much better than others both musically and lyrically. That being said, three guys from Minnesota have found the way to create this loud and epic songs that will normally take at least five band members to pull out – that’s something that shouldn’t go unnoticed.
Overall, Like Blood For Music goes into the darkness corners of our minds and music, and almost magically resurface as a bright spot. The creativity found in some of this songs are enough to make this a must watch band. There are definitely high hopes for this band as they keep growing and throwing away the band and embracing the good aspect of their music and talent - in the end this record serves as a little reminder that music is far away to die and it's just hiding away, waiting for you to look for it and discover. So what are you waiting for?