“Roly Moes” by SALt is a haunting and immersive journey into the moral bindings of familial relationships. The song, recorded and produced by the band in Edinburgh, unfolds like a dark narrative, weaving a tale of loss, despair, and, ultimately, redemption.
Musically, “Roly Moes” draws inspiration from dark melodic influences such as Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nick Cave, and Pixies, infusing the song with a sense of foreboding and unease.
From the moment the brooding, hypnotic guitar tunes pierce through the air, we are transported into a world of shadows and secrets.
Sharon’s vocals, rich and thick with tenderness and sultriness, serve as the perfect vessel to convey the story’s intrigue and emotional weight. With each lyric, she elucidates a father’s desperate search for his lost daughter, only to find her in the unlikely setting of a strip bar.
The lyrics themselves are deeply evocative, exploring themes of love, betrayal, and the blurred lines between good and evil. As the father grapples with the realization of his daughter’s fate, the song delves into the depths of his anguish and inner turmoil. The juxtaposition of his love for his daughter with the moral conflict he faces is both compelling and thought-provoking, challenging us to confront the philosophical vision and the psychological reaction. The ending provokes thought as it contrasts with how his killing his daughter for God and morals, is actually him turning to the devil and doing the graver sin.
As “Roly Moes” serves as the first glimpse into SALt’s upcoming album, listeners can anticipate similar or even better otherworldly suspense. Stay tuned to have SALt illuminate the darkest corners of our souls.
Review By: Naomi Joan