During these very turbulent times for the world and the music scene, Goth Queen Caroline Blind shares her debut solo album The Spell Between, and along with it, her video for “First”
The Spell Between is a gothic love letter to some of the songs that inspired Caroline throughout her career, combining covers, reworked Sunshine Blind tracks, and original new material.
The record features collaborations by Rich W. of the Wake, Dave the Dramedy, David Wolfenden of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Ashe Ruppe from Delphine Coma, George Earth from Switchblade Symphony, and Gordon Young from Joy Thieves/Pretentious Moi/Children on Stun/ The Dream Disciples.
The Spell Between includes eleven tracks that evoke different moods and feelings, all connected by a dark folk undertone. Songs like “God Damn the Sun” and “Heaven” reflect Blind’s passion for acoustic guitars; while “Tribe” has pulsating electric guitars and percussion, for all the post-punk lovers. “Death to Sleep” explores aerie and experimental atmospheres, that Bjork fans would find appealing. One of the highlights of the record is Caroline’s stripped-down interpretation of the classic song by Bill Withers, “Ain’t No Sunshine”
The album comes out with a video for the single “First”, the track that serves as an opener for the record and the fourth single released by Caroline. “First” is a subtle goth ballad, Blind’s version of American Gothic Rock group The Wake’s dark-wave infused song originally featured on the Nine Ways LP
.Watch the video for Caroline Blind’s version of “First” below:
Stream and Get The Spell Between on Bandcamp.