Blue Sails – “I Used to Try”


The absolutely gorgeous “I Used to Try” comes courtesy of Blue Sails, a Wisconsin-based act formed by brothers Max and Mitchell Bell, who recorded between a city apartment and a studio in rural Wisconsin. Admiring acts like Roxy Music and The Smashing Pumpkins, no stranger to rich melodies or engrossing soundscapes, Blue Sails also remind of The Clientele on the initial verses “I Used to Try”, with caressing vocals and a spacey synth backing building to soaring guitar work past the two-minute mark, at this point channeling space-rock a la Spiritualized. Fluid guitar work adorns the final minute, wrapping this track up just as beautifully as it began.

Stream the entirety of their eponymous album below:

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