Blue Sails is the product of brothers Mitchel and Max Bell. After leaving their hometown in Wisconsin to attend college in Chicago and Milwaukee respectively, to pursue separate endeavors. In the bustle of the city, the brothers both found themselves growing increasingly anxious and desperate for a certain type of peace that they only found when back in rural Wisconsin.
The wilderness won them over. Mitchel and Max built a home studio to fit their needs, and they began recording songs that channeled the thematic juxtaposition of the tension they felt from living frantic, anxious urban lives, and the short relief they’d receive when working on songs in their newly found oasis. The result is an 8-track epic that weaves a sonic blend harkening back to the likes of Pink Floyd, Spiritualized, and MGMT. The self-titled full-length from Blue Sails will be made available worldwide on October 20th, 2017.
Today we have the pleasure of premiere Blue Sails’ second single, “Beloved”, which is another mesmerizing glimpse of the duo’s new album and their dreamy and neo-psychedelic approach.
Here’s what the duo say about the new song: “The second single, “ Beloved ,” was built out of a series of improvisational jams one summer night on drums and guitar. We would go into the studio, and then back out to a gorgeous warm night in cycles – every time we’d hit a block in the studio, we’d go back out and find ourselves inspired by the stars in the sky, the summery smells, and the exotic sounds of the Wisconsin night…We tried to create a sense of huge, outdoorsy scope for the vibe of the song with guitar effects, and found arrangements we liked so much that we applied them to several other elements of the song, including the vocal.”
Listen to “Beloved” below: