WE REVIEW THE NEW TRACK FROM INAIR – LEAP OF FAITH
Reading 3-piece InAir return with their latest offering – the stirring single ‘Leap Of Faith’.
Following last year’s track ‘Same Skies’ and the February release ‘Pieces’ – the alt-rock trio now bring us ‘Leap Of Faith’. This being the third and final instalment to a set of songs recorded with Claire Sutton of Wiltshire’s Western Audio Studios.
And there’s an undeniable almost signature sound threading throughout these tracks. All bring in elements of alt rock, electronica and melodic hardcore; with this latest release taking more of a clean-vocal approach than it’s predecessor. But where it lacks in harder vocal delivery, it more than makes up for in wistful yet determined lyricism.
From the opening buzzy synths, a crash of biting guitar takes hold before immediate vocals kick in from frontman Joe. Sprinkled with backing vocal harmonies, the first line states… “I’ve been waiting for this moment / Since it first crossed my mind / I’ve been looking for a way out / I can’t swallow all my pride”
Talking of the single, the band explained “[’Leap Of Faith’] is a song about feeling anxious in taking the first step in that journey towards achieving one’s goals.” Lyrics talk of taking a chance when all seems lost. The increasingly catchy chorus, backed by shimmering electronic keys, ponders this with a ever-present fear of the unknown. “Where do I go? Where do I turn? / When everything seems to tear at the seams”
Much like previous track ‘Pieces’, this single manages create both a tumbling and soaring sound simultaneously through use of thundering drums, atmospheric synths and gritty guitars. ‘Leap Of Faith’ deftly conveys a heady mix of melancholy, anxiety, determination and ultimately optimism. Going forth to do something even though you are not sure it is right or will succeed. It’s fair to state that InAir have definitely succeeded with this latest track.