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PREMIERE: Starover Blue Streams New Album “Ordinary Magic”

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”). 

We would drive through the night

On and on and on 

and on and on and on

Laughing again

Sleeping in

While the world was clocking in

We were making magic

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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