Some musicians choose to define a genre. Others defy them. Consider Treva Blomquist one of the latter. Over the course of her 14-year career, she’s shown an innate ability to allow the music to take her where it will, focusing more on sumptuous and soaring melodies than the strict stylistic confines that a particular musical format might often demand.
Blomquist’s new album Snakes & Saints makes that point perfectly clear. Produced and engineered by multi-instrumentalists Nathan Johnson (Meaning Machine) and J. Brandon Owens (Elenowen) at both Owens’ Silent Planet studios and Johnson’s home studio, it offers another example of how Blomquist culls her inspiration and sustains her intents through a resilient sense of hope, purpose and affirmation.
Consisting of all original material penned by Blomquist herself, the album finds her sharing her heartfelt vocals through a delivery that’s both hushed and heroic, upbeat and yet unassuming. On songs such as “Secret” and “Shape I’m In,” her singing literally seems to shimmer and shine. “Sugar” finds her delivery teeming with pure pop perfection. The atmospheric ambiance of “Anger” belies the sentiments suggested by the title, just as the mellow drift of “Sorry” and the distinctive dynamic of “The Bottom” reflect a wisdom and endurance that conveys an inherent emotion that’s bound up in each.
Today we are pleased to team up with the great Treva Blomquist for the premiere of her lyric video for the latest single “Sorry,” a great track that beautifully blends dream-like harmonies with haunting, soothing vocals to create such a catchy and relaxing song, perfectly for our stressful days.
About the song, Blomquist comments:
I was reflecting on my relationships from when I was younger and realizing there was so much I didn’t know about love. Even now, there’s still so much more to learn. I’ve learned that true repentance from me over my mistakes actually changes my heart, my actions and my words. It doesn’t guarantee my forgiveness or undo any damage – but it is movement, on my part, towards love and reconciliation. And it’s not easy. I’m a messy and clumsy human. I’m grateful there are people who love me and will forgive me for my mistakes and imperfections.
When I wrote “Sorry,” I was reflecting on past relationships, and considering how much knowing the love of God has affected my understanding of love and forgiveness.
This is the first song Nathan Johnson, Brandon Owens & I recorded together, so it has a special place in my heart. We were still getting to know each other and it was just really fun creating, playing and learning together. Terence F. Clark came in and added drums on top of what we made and I just love what we ended up with.