Our Violet Room imagines a world parallel to ours. A place where every moment can have its own sound and feel. This is a project by Matthew Birch, and a cinematic score is what he has always imagining to orchestrate. Now, you listen to his most popular song, Winter.
This is a season of contrasts. It is the cold, represented by distance and duress, many a time. Our Violet Room captures this melancholy with that healthy mix of intrigue and style. The scene is the protagonist, travelling through time as a scout of solitude. There is a warmth brought upon with the instrumentals, layering to create a perfect concoction of welcoming sound within verses. The haunting synth is the thread of continuity, while the guitar has its own percussion. The beat is simple, diverting the energies to the kaleidoscope of sound from the vocals and rhythm. What brings all the familiarity is the recurring chorus, a melodic respite within these havens of sound. I would love to have heard this kind of song in Lost in Translation, Eternal Sunshine and maybe even the closer for Into the Wild. It is a gorgeous alley to travel down, and really breathes the emotion into the scene.
You can hear more of Our Violet Room with singles like Cradle to the Grave and Secrets. The whole catalogue is worth experiencing, especially to do with the rich imagery and textural instrumental parts. Enjoy this project as much as I did and make sure you support!