A Dystopian Love Song By Bones in Butter: Review
Bones in Butter takes a deep breath and serenades despite being on the verge of impending doom on their new single A Dystopian Love Song.
The song was written by the band’s vocalist Milutin Krasevic and as we see in his style of writing a song, he always deals with serious issues ironically. In this song, it asks what would a pair of lovers do on the cusp of a catastrophe. This question is just as relevant in the music as it is in the words. Expansive drums play a firm beat over a light background of sparkly guitar arpeggios, haunting choir vocals, and an intricate bassline in a wide-ranging mix.
“I’m looking at you
What a glorious sight
You’ve always been a vision of delight
Larger than life”
“Until the last grain of sand falls
I’ll be waiting for the day to dawn
Until the last grain of sand falls
I’ll be waiting for you to blink first”
The song starts with eerie bells over airy pads that recreate the eerie atmosphere Milutin recalls the night he met his wife that inspired the song– a sense of impending doom. But as soon as his baritone vocals take over along with the other reverb-soaked instruments, we hear a song about love and hope overshadowing the underlying sense of impending doom. The last verse couldn’t be a better reminder of how hope triumphs over.
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Review by: Gabe Finch