Angels are known to be ethereal beings. Unseen, they let their presence known to us through little signs and symbols. Whether done through nature, or fellow humans they want to send a message that they’re looking out for us watching our every step. In a way, they’re our own body guards preventing us to fall for the horrors of this world (greed, vices etc.). Comforting no?
Just like “Angels In The Outfield”, this reality about angels hits us hard through Irish band NewDad and their latest song ‘Angel’. Released September 13th in all major streaming platforms via Atlantic Records UK. NewDad’s ‘Angel’ is dream pop track that uses the qualities of angels to depict the sensation of euphoria. While one can argue that both exist in different planes, these two are known to give comfort humanity. Saviors in their own right, they lift us up in this claustrophobic well of melancholy. An oasis for the broken, they give us hope making us utter the words “You’re an Angel. I’m just trying to be like you even if it’s painful.”.
Despite the chosen topic, NewDad’s ‘Angel’ is anything but a happy tune. In fact it goes down a dark rabbit hole of exposing oneself and their primal screams of SOS. Lyrics such as “You’re kind, but I’m not. It seems that I forgot how to care about anything but my own despair. And you have a good heart but I’m sure mine’s stopped.” reveal this to us in a vivid fashion. To add to these harrowing images, the stunning vocals intertwined with entrancing instrumentals strike us dead smack in the face. Not to mock us, but to remind us that we’re fallen beings in need of help either from euphoria or a band of angels. We aren’t perfect and that’s fine. In that same note it’s also ok to ask for assistance even if they’re invisible forces.
Happy fall folks!