Written by Leslie Snyder
For those individuals who are feeling lost in a chaotic world, help is coming from an indie/folk-rock quartet out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, named The Deconstructionists.
This mesmerizing quartet sings twelve soul-stirring songs throughout their second album, New Heaven, New Earth, which was released on November 12, 2021. This breathtaking collection of music will leave listeners pleasantly surprised due to the fact that there is a message of hope being put forth for those who are feeling lost. However, one must be willing to listen to their inner selves, as well as others because the truth can be painful.
The painful journey begins with the opening song, “Come Quickly, Jesus,” which paints a bleak picture of overwhelming darkness featuring weeping vocals and rustic, yet haunting indie/folk-rock melodies that sound like a ghost yowling loudly inside of a troubled person’s mind. This person, who appears to be terribly frightened by the consequences of their undesirable behavior, made those around them want to run away from them as quickly as possible.
Therefore, the troubled person is desperately wanting help from a higher power in order to regain the trust of friends and family. Meanwhile, the painful journey continues to put a strain on the troubled person’s patience in the second song, “Losing Privilege,” featuring quivering vocals and gritty indie/folk-rock melodies that sound like a troubled person is literally being raked over hot coals. So, the troubled person is being tested by God because they are reverting back to their undesirable habits because it is easier to quit and run from something that is truthful and good.
Darkness slowly gives way to sunshine during the painful journey in the third song, “New Heaven, New Earth” featuring raspy vocals and fluttering folk-rock melodies that sound like a light breeze is gently blowing through a person’s hair on a cool, sunny day. This song has a calming nature to it because it shows that a troubled person can face their fears and appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty and be able to socialize openly with other people because the troubled person has overcome their fears and failures.
This eye-opening album will definitely not be the last from The Deconstructionists due to the painstaking details of both gritty and soft indie-folk melodies along with the haunting, yet soulful vocal harmonies brought forth throughout this collection of music. This peace-loving indie/folk-rock quartet drives home a message of hope within a chaotic world as continues to spin out of control on a daily basis.
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