I’ve spoken previously about how I’m going to post about some underrated bands, but I’ve decided that instead of doing one gigantic post of bands that should get more attention, I’m going to span it across a bit and give you one every now and again– and try to encourage you to get out there and experience the bands– they are worth your time.
Today our focus is Poets of the Fall, because honestly the band doesn’t get nearly the recognition they deserve, and I believe that more people should be immersed in the awesome that is the band.
I’m not good at explaining myself or my choices, or even totally verbalising just how awesome something is– I always feel like my thoughts are jumbled, and things come out a bit less clear than I’d like them, but I want to say this outright from the start, even if I do not make sense while explaining this, go out, listen to this band, and make your own decision on their greatness.
First of all, Poets of the Fall aren’t like any other band I’ve ever heard, while they dip into a style that is reminiscent of The Fray, and sometimes deviate towards a more power chord type of feel, they never seem to be exactly like any band I have ever listened to. The vocals, the music, the passion behind every lyric, it all culminates in a magnificent musical experience that cannot be replicated by any other band.
The first song I ever heard by this band featured Maarko singings so beautifully and so painfully passionately that I was floored in an instant, and that coupled with the music has helped make Carnival of Rust one of my favourite songs to this day– there is no song so passionate about the complete suffocation that love can make you feel than this one. It makes me feel like my entire body is weightless, and that I am merely wrapped in the melody, floating along in a dance– poetically sappy? Yes. True? Also yes.
Most people who I’ve introduced to Poets of the Fall have been introduced through that song, and from there I let them devour what they wanted and gave them doses in between of new songs I’d fallen in love with. I’ve never had a single person I’ve introduced to the band tell me that they’re horrible, that they’re not good, or that their music is terrible– not once… they all fall in love with them and end up being fans, because honestly Maarko has one of the most interesting and beautiful voices in music today.
If you want to hear heart-wrenching, beautiful love songs, I’d suggest All The Way 4 U (( yes, I’m still mad at the grammar)), Carnival of Rust, Fragile, Dawn and Sleep. For something with a bit more of a beat to it that makes you feel motivated, I’d suggested Miss Impossible, Passion Colours Everything, or Locking Up the Sun. It’s up to you, however, to go through songs and pick out what you like, what you find beautiful about them, and relate to your life.
Again, I implore you to realise that while I may be scatter-brained and not pontificate in the way that most do, I love this band to the point that I am begging you to go experience some of their music and come back here to tell me what you think. If you’re already a fan, help me out by writing comments to convince new people to dive head-first in.