If it’s Just the Chemicals In My Brain
This is such a beautiful relief. I have been following the career of the various members of the so-called Black Mountain Army for the better part of a decade now. Jerk with a Bomb, Pink Mountaintops, Blood Meridian, Black Mountain itself, Lightning Dust. Amber Webber and Joshua Wells are constants in many of these bands, and form the backbone of Lightning Dust. I’ve been waiting this whole time, knowing that at some point they would find it, find their sound, find the perfect musical marriage to match their actual one. And they found it with “Diamonds”, the new single from their new album, Fantasy, which comes out next month.
With gated reverb on the drums and an analog synth line reminiscent of Time After Time, Amber wrestles very specifically with the idea of love as a chemical reaction and as a greater emotional entity. Love stays, over and over again. Love stays. It’s a beautiful song from a beautiful band who has finally found its sound.