With the release of the full length Before Leaving album, Skyhart bends genres together to create a sound familiar, but all its own. Laced with addicting progressions, a youthful energy, and heartfelt vocals, the record boasts the aesthetic of acoustic pop anthems.
The first featured track, “Pink Moscato" grabs you with it's infectious garage chorus, followed by it's building arrangement allowing it to breathe as it plays on.
"'Pink Moscato' was written about a relationship-turned-friendship gone wrong. The fondest memories from that period of time were spent up late in a small suburban apartment with a glass of wine; drunk, dancing to songs I didn’t know and forgetting the world outside. It represents a past I relish but a future that was unattainable." explains songwriter Tristan Gilliss of the single.
Although the single speaks volumes for the album, to get a real understanding of where Skyhart is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety.
"'Pink Moscato' opens the album by acknowledging weakness, regret, hidden meaning and the desire to move on. Every other song touches on this, and expands on it in a way that’s organic and plays like a sort of tragic play." says Gilliss of creating the record.
Skyhart is the brainchild of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tristan Gilliss. Recording music at the age of 15 (shortly after picking up a guitar), the artist went on to perform in bands throughout his high school years and finally put together his own punk project dubbed “Situational Irony 101” in 2015. Although it started as a solo effort, by 2017 it had grown into a full band project. Still, Gilliss had a number of acoustic songs written and none seemed to really fit the punk band feel so Gilliss decided to take them on as something different. This is when Skyhart was finally born.
Before Leaving is available now for streaming and downloads on most major digital outlets and the songwriter is already working on new material for upcoming releases.
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