It’s All a Dream Anyway
The vocals are the pivotal character in “Black Mirrors” as they tell the story, but also attract the audience to listen from beginning to end. As I said in the previous review, Gemma Dee’s vocals are infectious as they pull listeners throughout the song’s journey with their distinctive and soulful tone. But in “Black Mirror”, Gemma’s vocals feature a distinctive country twang in her tone as it’s brassy yet melodic.
Finally, don’t forget to listen to the lyrics as they feature a profound message. With these deep, contemplative lyrics, the band hopes that listeners can reflect on their own “black mirrors” and try to escape from them. What are our devices doing to us? What are they giving us or taking away from us? How can we escape or lessen the control of these devices from our lives? these are the questions that are presented in “Black Mirrors” with the intention to challenge and make the listener reflect on their own lifestyles.
The Banquets did it again as “Black Mirrors” is a delectable tune with a mellow and easy-to-follow melody, infectious vocals, and profound lyrics. Although it is a mid-tempo country piece, don’t let that fool you as it features so many tasty yet unique morsels in every part. But there are also tiny surprises that await listeners, especially at the end. With all of this, “Black Mirror” is a definite must-listen for any type of music lover TODAY!
Make sure to listen to “Black Mirrors” by The Banquets down below and let me know what you think in the comments!
The Banquets’ sound is a simple mix of rock, blues, and pop music, and they try to maintain the great tradition of British rock. The musical influences of the band stretch far and wide, and go right back to the early 20th-century blues scene. Their sound is hugely impacted by the music that has flowed out of America over the last century, and like most British music, it reflects back that sound and rubs in some northern British magic. Although on the surface they might appear to be an acoustic outfit, they aim to make as big a sound as possible, and their sound often leans towards the ecstatic.