Belle of the Fall have released their third album entitled “The Bending of Light”. With it, comes a brand new video for their single “What If”. Listen to the words (lyrics below so you can sing along). Belle have managed to come up with a song that’s so relevant to where we are right now as humans.
Says Tracy Walton, “With our second album, “Rise Up”, we really went to a darker sonic space and stayed there throughout the album. With “The Bending of Light”, it just seemed natural to, in a sense, turn toward the light and make a much more joyful sounding album. With “Rise Up”, people felt like we were making a political statement against something. If you listen to the lyrics of the title track to that album, it’s really not a call to Rise Up against something, rather a call to Rise Up and do your best to face the challenges that we all face. Yet, most interviewers wanted us to take a stance against something and it’s just not how we are. “What If” is a song that sums up one of our core beliefs with the question, “What If everyone were just kinder and realized we are all in this together?” Rather than focusing on our differences we can focus on all the ways we are just trying to love and be loved.”
“What if we quit judging by the cover. And tried to understand the stories that lie under. What if we stop the comparing and tearing down. Of one another.”
What if, indeed. Watch the video. It’s full of hopeful and loving faces. Let the song get in your head as we have. Maybe if we each try just a little, we can move to the next level. PS. There may or may not be a cameo from me at .33!
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What If. By Julia Autumn Ford and Tracy Walton
What if we’re all headed to the same place Just none of us are getting there the same way What if all the lines began to blur And the colors fade What if all the violence turned to peace What if all the pain began to cease And the tensions commenced to release Imagine the world how you want it to be How i treat you is how you treat me Instead of sinking we all start to lift Ask yourself, ask yourself what if What if we quit judging by the cover And tried to understand the stories that lie under What if we stop the comparing and tearing down Of one another What if we all love more than we hate What if we all give more than we take What if we don’t destroy What we’ve worked so long to create Imagine the world how you want it to be How i treat you is how you treat me Instead of sinking we all start to lift Ask yourself, ask yourself what if… We find it’s nothing more than reaching out And looking within and everyone does in kind Don’t look behind, the time is now The time to learn to love each other A time we all can shine What if we’re all headed to the same place Just none of us are getting there the same way What if all the lines began to blur And the colors fade Imagine the world how you want it to be How i treat you is how you treat me Instead of sinking we all start to lift Ask yourself, ask yourself what if
Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez (lsg)
Lover of music and the visual arts, Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez is the insanity behind Strains of Uproar and lsg original photography. lsg specializes in artist and performer photography. She’s had the joy of photographing national bands including Pearl Jam, A Perfect Circle, Dave Matthews Band, Ghost, Fleetwood Mac, TV on the Radio, Jason Isbell, Run the Jewels, Five Finger Death Punch, and In This Moment along with countless CT homegrown bands and performers.
Hailing from Hartford, CT, Lisa is a life- long music connoisseur. Growing up, her mother exposed her to everything from The Stones to Simon and Garfunkel to Earth, Wind, and Fire to Loretta Lynn…and everything in between. No genre was left unexplored in her vinyl collection. She saw her first concert at 14…Rod Stewart at the (then called) Hartford Civic Center. Thirty years later, it’s still her favorite pastime.
Lisa has two kids (grown!) and a day job. Her loves of music and photography have melded into a second career. And her love of CT keeps her promoting and pushing for local artists and performers. Lisa spends the greater part of her free time seeing and shooting live bands, performers, and artists and art work…and purchasing vinyl!
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