Misery does in fact love company, and this electronic pop trio has a crowd. Throughout the last eight years Beatrix Sky has been on well heeled show bills and additionally has released well over four full-length projects. On September 23 this year the curve ball was thrown at us and we received a two single drop. I have been pretty hooked into these two new tracks. They are an instant add to my Spotify playlist and were on repeat for a day or so when I had discovered them.
The Pacific Northwest music scene is home to this electronic pop group. And we are left asking ourselves; “Are they a dream or a nightmare pop band?” Beatrix Sky may be the one to to pull the trigger and get your heart to stop. Next track, they may be the one to stop the bullet. The confrontation must be made to find out.
“Misery Loves Company” is a eerie and cold song. It brings on a vintage sound caused by its retro synth keys and the accompanying of a fanfare chorus. Vocally this song is an ear worm. The lyrics are relatable and easy to consume. It’s somber which I can appreciate. “Misery Loves Company” should be in a movie. Like imagine this, Main Character 1 and Main Character 2 are getting into a NYC taxi cab on a late Thursday night out, and it’s raining heavily in Manhattan that night. The clock strikes 12:39am. This song should be in that scene.
Another release of the same project is a song titled “Chemical Imbalance “. I find this amusing because I just remembered I have not taken my bipolar medicine for my chemical imbalances in my mind. Beatrix Sky is another artist I appreciate because in her vocals she has strong control over her dynamics. Soft and emotionally sang throughout the first portion of the song. And with a swift hit, the full band is boiling. All instrumentations hit forte and a guitar solo enters and exits. Allowing the transfer back to the songs original softened form.
I can see how their music is drawing out so many people to their shows. They have music that is absorbing. Click in and see and hear it for yourselves with the “American Spirit” music video..
“I’ll remember you, if you remember me.”– Beatrix Sky
The MusicManiac Finds Out
Q: What inspired you to start playing and making music?
A: Well I started playing piano at a young age. I took years of private piano lessons which eventually gave me the skills to start writing my own music. I didn’t really have a good grasp on song writing until I was in my twenties. Some personal experiences triggered me to start writing my own songs and after that point, I was hooked!
Q: What do you like most about playing music?
A: For me I think it’s the escape. It puts me in a different state of mind. Whether it’s being on stage or at home messing around on my keyboard, it always takes me to a better place. I just feel more at peace when I’m playing music.
Q: Are there any artists who inspire you? And what qualities do you admire about them?
A: There are SO many artists I’ve drawn inspiration from throughout the years. But if I really had to narrow it down, I think Lana del Rey, Beach House, and Grimes are my main inspirations. When I heard LDR’S “Video Games” for the first time, I thought it was one of the most beautiful songs I’d ever heard. Her voice is so angelic. She really made me want to hone in on my craft. I felt similarly when I heard Grimes for the first time. I love her heavy use of synths, electronic beats and the fact that she produces her own music. That’s another goal I’d like to achieve someday. I also just love her sense of style! She’s funky.
Q: If you ordered food at a band practice, what do you all decide?
A: I honestly can’t say I’ve ever done that before. My bandmates and I usually just drink beer at practice. However, my former drummer’s roommate accidentally ordered an extra pizza one time and we were down to help him out with that 🙂
Q: What is the best advice you had received?
A: “Don’t tell anyone you’re making plans” That still hits.
Lastly I will mention they are performing live in Seattle, Wa on November 13th. The Central Saloon will be hosting the show. Beatrix Sky will be set to perform with bands Elska and NV Electronica.