Alternative rock quartet Belle has released a visual for their new single “February“, as they announce their new partnership with Pale Chord. The band formerly known as Belle Noir, maintains their reverberant sound and catchy melodies, while still continuing to evolve, as they make for what’s to come in ambient rock.
Vocalist, Joey Lancaster commented on the song saying, “This song was written about the worst panic attack I’ve ever had, one that pins you down in your bed and you just continue to try and ride it out, but the overwhelming feeling of dread, was just too much to overcome that time around. I’d just like people suffering to know that it’s okay to not be okay, it’s hard to address and talk about, but you’re far from alone.”
Lancaster continued, “Our dear friend, and hidden 5th member of the band, Dryw Owens produced this song. I genuinely love working with Dryw. It’s always such a blessing to work with someone who I feel like we can almost communicate without words when it comes to what we’re going for sonically. This will be our first release with Pale Chord, and we’re very thankful for their belief, and excited for what the future holds.”
“February” is available now on all digital music platforms. Watch and stream below.
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It’s challenging when a machine you’ve invested your life into falls to pieces. But if you’re able to salvage the best components to use elsewhere, your investment will never feel wasted. Former Belle Noire vocalist, Joey Lancaster, has been picking up the pieces and constructing a new mechanism he calls “Belle.”
Belle Noire formed in 2012 creating an electrifying ambient rock sound that was both “dark and beautiful”. The band released their album, What It Means To Be in 2016 and toured in support of the album with notable acts such as Hail The Sun, Eidola and Strawberry Girls.
After Belle Noire’s farewell, Lancaster, along with touring members, Roman Gonzalez, Rob Verosko, and the later addition of Matt Coate, wanted to stay true to what they’ve already established for themselves. This includes maintaining their reverberant sound and their aim to touch their audiences emotions through sharing their sincerest feelings. However, Belle manages to get even more personal. Imagine shouting all of your frustrations into a well so you could listen to the echoes drown at the bottom, freeing you from their burden. Belle captures that sense of resolution, flipping the intensity between hysterical highs and luxurious lows stacked with harmonies.