Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to immerse yourself, and get lost, in music? Look no further than ‘Mirage’, the upcoming single by Courtly Love.
A mesmerising blend of psychedelia and blues, ‘Mirage’ is an immersive experience that will captivate you and send you floating through a world of shakers and swirling guitars. The guitars sit somewhere between contemporary shoegaze-indie and vintage 60’s psychedelia, sounding equal parts The Horrors and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
The vocals hazily drift over the top of this, a male/female vocal split making the verses interesting and adding to the song’s lovelorn feel. And the way the two vocals come together for the chorus is also worth praising, adding emphasis and a sense of emotion to the chorus. The chorus itself is simple but effective, with the lyrics largely repeating “you are not mine” in such a way for it to get stuck in your head – the way a good chorus should.
It’s the perfect track to get lost in, and a fantastic piece of psychedelic blues. If you’re not listening to this, then you should be.
The track is released on 7″ on June 2, along with B-Side ‘For Your Love, I Get High’ (review coming up tomorrow). But you can stream the track here.