D.C. duo GEMS‘ songs always lie on that line between bliss and misery. It was true for “Void Moon” and, especially, “All I Ever”, with which they caught our attention, and it was also true of “Pegasus”. Normally it’s the instrumentation that creates the uplifting, almost anthemic atmosphere, leaving it up to Lindsay Pritt’s light-as-air vocals to bring any sense of doubt through the lyrics.
On “Sinking Stone” the story is no different: supported by an echoing bass drum and snare combo, Pritt comes to the realization that her relationship is falling fast as she desperately tries to hold on to whatever is or was there. “Could you ever love me again? I need to know,” she asks, just before saying she “lost [her] sinking stone.” Rarely has such a frustrating situation sounded so beautiful.
Update: The lyrics in the chorus are “Could you ever love me again? I need to know our love’s not a sinking stone,” but the song is still stunning.
There’s no word on when the release will be, but presumedly you could ask them on one of their upcoming dates with Indians. Check those below:
July 20 – Philadelphia – Johnny Brenda’s *
July 22 – Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage *
July 24 – Allston, MA – Great Scott *
July 25 – New York, NY – Pianos
(* = with Indians)