"Liberty Bell" - Sanglorians - Spotify
Today's guest post was written by our dear friend Brad Silfan:
"Liberty Bell" is the closing track on Sanglorians' debut album Initiation, the latest project of the criminally under-appreciated musician Daniel Brummel. The album, which tells the tale of a broken heart after a break-up ("Lost") and hitting rock bottom ("Heartstrong"), concludes in this seven minute epic with themes of acceptance, dismissal, letting go, and moving on.
Believe it if you want to,
But I was born before you met me,
And I'm not gonna die if you leave
Brummel is in a decidedly different place in this song after he "patched the crack in the Liberty Bell and rang it," an amazing metaphor for liberating yourself from whatever your personal confines are (in this case, a relationship gone awry). He is empowered, brazen, and conclusive. His powerful vocal delivery drips with angst and drives the song home.
This is my favorite song (and album) of 2013. It features anything you could ever want; great harmonies, big distorted chords, a beautiful orchestral interlude, and "belt it out at the top of your lungs" choruses. Give it a spin and let me know what you think in the comments below.