Dream-pop act Cathedral Bells has released “Invisible,” their first single since “Undertow” back in May. Originally the brainchild of Cassadaga, Florida based solo artist Matt Messore when formed in 2018, Cathedral Bells now operates as a three-piece outfit joined by Aaron Gollubier on drums and Kyle Hoffer on bass. Earlier this year, the triad dropped their debut LP Velvet Spirit.
“Invisible” is equipped with all the components for dream-pop bliss—wistful soundscapes, hypnotizing vocals, and layered synths. The track serves as daydream, a temporary escape from the wreckage of a wounded world. Swirling bass lines, shimmering guitar riffs, and pulsating drums elevate this soundscape. While the view here may come off familiar to lovers of 90s/2000s shoegaze, it’s nonetheless a warm, desirable sight to be had. Cathedral Bells do a stellar job with the production as the track has this driving, captivating rhythm that keeps you locked in yet lost in your own reverie. On the narrative stance, “Invisible” is about this tug-of-war game you have with yourself, figuring out which side is the side you want to be on.
Catching up with frontman Matt Messore over email, he informed me that “‘Invisible’ was written over the summer, while I was battling depression & having a hard time coping with the realities that we faced during the pandemic and so on this year. Through the tough moments, it's easy to escape into your dreams, yet still feel invisible to your surroundings and what's going on around you.”
“Invisible” is lifted off the group’s forthcoming album due out in early 2021 via Spirit Goth Records. It follows their 2019 debut self-titled EP and 2020’s debut LP Velvet Spirit.
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