Exploring the “Blueprints” of What it Means to Turn Thirty

Released today from Homonym, “Blueprints” tells the story of turning the formative age of 30 shortly after having gone through the loss of both family and relationships. It describes a moment of looking at yourself fully in the mirror for the first time as an adult, and seeing the sum of your life so far.

Born and bred in the valleys of Northern England, Homonym is the artistic face of British singer/songwriter and storyteller Michael Dey. The sound and songs of Homonym all share a same duality; reaching from sparse, intimately sung and disconcertingly honest phrases, to sweeping, crashing, soaring vocal melodies and vivid textures. Dey fully believes in the importance of storytelling, with the flowing narrative of his songs accentuated by being told at least one or two fictional stories or poems along the way.

The inner peace of a steady beat, mixed together with a sweet acoustic melody, and topped off with questions filled with existentialism. “Blueprints” fully recognizes the departure of youth, and what it feels like to have it slowly but surely stripped away. At every turn, life is filled with uncertainties that are inescapable without foolproof instructions, and this brings up the desire for a blueprint to help guide. Such blueprint is incredibly hard to come across however, and Dey emotes the frustration of this in a beautiful lullaby that is simple, yet powerful in both sound and message. Honesty is key after all, and at this point, anything would be of great help to “keep all [our] bullshit in line.”

“Blueprints” is available for listen on Spotify, and more from Homonym can be further explored through Instagram.

I am a Contributing Journalist at Glasse Factory, and Editing, Writing and Media major at Florida State University. I live in Tallahasee with my bearded dragon, and love a wide range of folk and pop!
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I am a Contributing Journalist at Glasse Factory, and Editing, Writing and Media major at Florida State University. I live in Tallahasee with my bearded dragon, and love a wide range of folk and pop!

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