Blueburst is a new alt-rock band 30 years in the making with a sound that harks back to the post-punk era. The brainchild of guitarist/vocalist Craig Douglas Miller, Blueburst’s music is guitar-driven and alternates between atmospheric soundscapes and pounding riffs. Collaborating with legendary musician Marty Willson-Piper, Blueburst has released its new single “Vanish”.
“Why are we the ones who have to care? Why don’t we just vanish in thin air?”, Blueburst questions. The latest release from the band is upbeat and speaks about themes of coming to terms with reality. Reverberating chorus tones on the guitar chords builds the foundation of Blueburst’s iconic 80’s alternative sound that they have recreated ever so beautifully decades later.
“Vanish” is a standout track that showcases the band’s unique sound and lyrical potential. The song starts off with a reverberating guitar line, and the energy level of the song mostly stays high throughout. The tightly woven drums and bass provide a driving rhythm that propels the song forward, while the guitars provide a range of textures, reminiscent of post-punk. Willson-Piper’s contributions are especially noteworthy, adding layers of melody and harmony that give the song greater emotional depth and complexity that is often missing in modern rock.
An ode to Post Punk
Miller’s vocals are gritty and passionate, conveying the sense of disorientation, anger and confusion that is at the heart of the song. In addition, the song presents a sense of adventure that is requisite for intense film scores. The sonic resemblance to the 80s makes it a suitable candidate for music in movies like the Back to the Future trilogy. The lyrical direction may allow for it to fit in a dramatic context in films like Good Will Hunting.
“Vanish” is an impressive track. The soundtrack demonstrates Blueburst’s musical talent and songwriting potential. Aside from being well-produced, it’s a great blend of old and new, with a sound that is rooted in the past but still fresh and exciting. Fans of post-punk, alt-rock and classic rock will find plenty to enjoy here, and it’s clear that Blueburst is a band to watch in the contemporary indie music industry.