Songs We Love: Kindred Queer – “Arrow” (2016)

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New Haven, CT’s Kindred Queer have released single “Arrow”, the first preview of their upcoming Child EP.

An elegant and haunting piece of chamber folk, the band accentuates traditional guitar based songwriting with delicate strings and irregular song structure. Setting the style early on, vocalist Xavier Serrano’s gently duets alongside a singing cello, only pausing to take deep signs of existential inquiry and mysterious imagery. These pauses between verses create a spacious atmosphere of blooming movements and moods.

What’s most interesting about “Arrow” is its emotional ambiguity. While the song immerses itself with a great weariness and feelings of ennui, there is a casual weaving of major and minor chords that shift between graceful acceptance of the arrow of time–and ominous uncertainty of where that arrow will go.

Listen to “Arrow” below:

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