Listen: GEMS – “Sinking Stone”

19 Jul

GEMS Sinking Stone

After the gloriously heady disco infused delights from Summer Camp yesterday, it’s time we took a break from the heat and cooled down a little. We can’t think of any better way than with the ice like sound of GEMS and their stunning new track, “Sinking Stone”.

Regular readers may recall that we got rather excited a little while back when the Washington DC duo released the video for ”Pegasus” and with “Sinking Stone” they managed to stop us dead in our metaphorical tracks so we could take in all of its beauty.

In just four minutes of sublimely cool and shimmery dream pop, we are taken on a journey of hope and heartbreak. Lindsay’s soft caressing vocals tell the tale of a realisation that hurt has been caused and that repairing the damage is probably impossible, but the hope, futile as it is, remains. “Could you ever love me again? she sings, “I need to know / Our love’s not a sinking stone”

It’s a solitary biker, riding through the night on a deserted road trying to find the turn to redemption amongst the blackness, but finding only loneliness and despair instead. It’s gentle, fragile like the still lake of a heart that is about to be shattered by the stone that will indeed sink, never to be found again. It showcases control and confidence, style and grace and above all, the heart-stopping beauty that is fast becoming the GEMS calling card. It is a gorgeous track that demands your full attention. Stop, close your eyes, listen late at night and let the music take you places. You’ll like where you end up, no question.


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One Response to “Listen: GEMS – “Sinking Stone””

  1. Name not supplied October 31, 2013 at 14:46 #

    Very strummy and dreamy, nice words about it too.

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