Gas Mask Magazine

Bliss Army: “Long Way Down”

By: Eric Reyes
May 22, 2020

Chills, pure and simple. Really bringing to mind soft-spoken but no less emotional acts like Tiger Lou, I was sold from the get-go. 

I really loved the image of the lyric, ‘We can drive all night for the sound of the tires.’ It really speaks to me, as I commute for hours on end to and from work, and often use the drive to think, about anything and everything. This song was really comforting, in an odd way. The lyrics throughout seem rhetorical, but really border on confrontational, almost paranoid, but forlorn. The hypnotic voice that guides us through this journey is entrancing, enthralling. There is a power to it, not in volume or scale, but the firm, consistent quality of its delivery. Here it is definitely about the content of the lyrics, what is being said. The instrumentals and mix work behind it is very understated, very subdued. 

You too can experience long, thought-filled drives across the Sonoran Desert, down the Pacific Coast highway, through the Anza Borrego desert park. Just hit play, and let this song take the wheel. It’ll keep you company, but also whisper doubt into your ear. And that’s just what I needed, more thoughts to be alone with. Stream it below, and tell us what you think of it on social media at: @gasmaskmagazine.

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