Of heaven– a love, like death. OFFICER’s (Dc Logan, Loris Barbisan, Fab Barbisan, Alex Stead, and Will Gilchrist) dark atmospheric beauty “Heavening (Watch Our Bottles)” stems from the arcs of pain and love, gracefully finding a sliver of spiritual relief. What could’ve only been written due to anguish, the Irish London-based band’s outcome is a delicate and peaceful detachment that is found in solitude. Taken from their forthcoming album, Night Tennis, due February 28, 2020, “Heavening (Watch Our Bottles)” artistry is an impressive feat which signals a similar weight to be heard on their next release and is exemplified on their live session.
Filmed by Jake Hawkins at Unit 2 Studios in London, the monochrome scale exhibits a hushed aftermath from a wounded battlefield. The intimacy of the track doesn’t trick a listener’s emotions into feeling for the narrator in a manipulative form, but rather plunge deep into the abstract nature of feeling. What is an exploration of personal experiences from songwriter Dc Logan, flourishes onto an eclectic playing field of electro and alt-rock.
“It’s a song about having been brought to a place of being very lost from both yourself and the one you love, where you feel you’re totally on your knees,” explains Logan. “Where you feel the one you love is on their knees. Where you feel your relationship is on its knees. Where you’ve taken a lot of knocks and you’re wondering ‘Can I, can we, get back up again this time?’ It’s a song about being forgiven and forgiving… about hitting stop on the overwhelming mania of overworked city life, retreating to a peaceful place together, and choosing to work on things.”
Pensively performed with a mature, emotional stability, there’s a significant amount of divinity connected to water, and its fluidity, which is prevalent in Irish Folklore, hailing to Logan’s writing that becomes vivid in his truth. Through numerous listens there are layers to be dissected — a charm for those who wish to get lost in the band’s mindset — but even with one spin the motives, heart, and profound longing of the track breathes naturally.