We've all been stuck inside at home for too long but what lockdown has given us is time. Whether your lockdown project was perfecting that sourdough, fitness challenges or even watching the Marvel Universe movies in chronological order (which is the correct order), for Ball Park Music it's the unassuming surprise release 'Cherub'.
Reigniting a memory of an early Ball Park Music, 'Cherub' initially radiates Sunday morning sleep in energy with simplistic acoustic bliss. Step by step it develops slowly but surely into a climatic mania that is a chaotic catharsis we need right now. The gear shift at the four-minute mark transforms this soft tune into a soaring anthem with an electric instrumental finish that would suit the backdrop to the third-act of any indie coming of age film.
With subtle tension building to a powerful relief, 'Cherub' feels as good as taking a mask off at the end of lockdown.
Accompanying the release is a video that reaffirms the lockdown motif. Gazing distantly in the backyard, dreaming of life outside. Remember those days? Sigh. "I think it’s safe to say, that when the nation first went into lockdown in March this year we all examined our living quarters more closely than ever before," says frontman Sam Cormack, sentiments that resonate delicately and with angst through the ebbs and flow of 'Cherub'.
'Cherub' comes as a third taste of the upcoming LP from the Brisbane based troupe, set to release on 23 October this year and truly shoots anticipation through the roof. We are, and we cannot stress this enough, keen.