School Of Seven Bells – “Ablaze”

The songs we’ve heard from the School Of Seven Bells’ final album — “Open Your Eyes” and “On My Heart” — have been bold and powerful pop songs, especially considering the sad backstory behind the record’s creation and completion. “Ablaze,” the latest single we’ve heard, continues that trend, and is perhaps the most inspiring and uplifting yet. Written as a tribute to the friendship between Benjamin Curtis and Alejandra Deheza, the song is built around soaring hooks and Deheza’s breathy, reassuring voice. “We were so happy, and we’d finally reached this perfect balance, after going through all the things we did together,” she recalled to The Guardian. “There was no baggage, no hurt any more, everything was pure, true friendship. We’d hit every colour on the spectrum. We were so close, and we had this flow like we’d never had before.” Listen to the new track below.

SVIIB is out 2/26 via Vagrant. Read our feature on the band, Out Of The Desert: School Of Seven Bells’ Final Chapter.