Keeping up with our series of premieres, we are joining forces with four-piece Starover Blue for the stream of their latest new album “Ordinary Magic,” a record that at its title may imply, its filled with dreamy, indie-pop melodies that blends perfectly with the whimsical vocals.
Vocalist Kendall Sallay comments:
There’s a saying that if you date a songwriter, you’ll wind up in their songs. The same is true if you befriend one.
Over the two years it took our band Starover Blue to produce our second LP Ordinary Magic, I pulled inspiration from the mouths of my friends and family each time I sat down to write.
Some of it was solemn; difficult conversations about estranged parents or friends (“Mother,” “Chameleon”).
Other times it was grotesque; rants about the funeral industrial complex while hiking Portland’s Oaks Bottom trail, with clear views of Wilhelm’s looming mausoleum (“Parlor Trick”).
Other times it was sweet and warm, like when a friend described life’s simple beauties over a bowl of ramen (“Veins of Color”).
Or when Dirk (band co-founder and my partner of 12+ years) and I looked back on a decade of touring and what a gift it is to play music with our dearest friends (“Ordinary Magic”).