Blaue Blume: “Jealousy”
Denmark quartet Blaue Blume are one of the more unique indie-rock bands coming up right now. Their heady lyrics, sung by Jonas Smith’s theatrical tenor, place the band near the Coheed and Cambria/The Dear Hunter end of the spectrum, but the straightforward, heavily reverbed accompaniment prevents it from becoming too “proggy.”
“Jealousy,” the group’s latest offering from their debut album, is a haunting song about the horrors of jealousy. Smith’s wavering vibrato sings his abstract lyrics over climbing guitar arpeggios and pounding drums. On the band’s facebook page, they posted this Shakespeare quote along with the track:
“It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in bliss, who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger: But O, what damnèd minutes tells he o’er who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!”
The quote, from Othello (Act III, Scene III), and provides the basis for the song, which repeatedly refers to the “green-eye’d monster.”
The band is set to head back into the studio next month, hopefully with a full-length album on the way!