New York-based indie-rock trio Okami Three dropped a dazzling new single/music video, “Blue,” not long ago.
Talking about their sound, Okami Three says, “Pinning our sound down to a specific genre or style has always been difficult for us. Our music is derived from the moods, sentiments, and emotions that originate from day-to-day life experience.”
They go on to add, “Our latest release ‘Blue’ is about losing someone, which we’ve all experienced in some form or another at some time. We like to think it reflects a bit of the relativity between us all.”
Made up of Michael (vocals, guitar, piano), Haoto (vocals, bass), and Hinata (vocals, drums, piano), Okami Three was formed at the beginning of 2021. Their sound blends elements of alt-rock, electro-acoustic, post-grunge, power pop, and psychedelic rock.
Uniquely, Okami Three’s affinity for delicious vocal harmonies sets them apart from the usual run-of-the-mill indie-rock outfit currently so prevalent.
“Blue” opens on low-slung, slight-grungy guitars, revealing a mood of isolation, both physically and emotionally. The mid-tempo rhythm draw potency from the rumbling bassline and raw, crunching percussion.
Shaded by disconsolate tones, the voices merge seamlessly on the chorus, infusing the lyrics with wistful dynamics. As the music takes on thicker waves of resonance, the guitars gleam with hefty textures, at once luminous and melancholic.
“I turned blue ever since you’ve gone / The color isn’t wrong, and I don’t blame you / I turned blue waiting for so long / I wrote another song and the beds made too / We could dance on the mountain / Waltz across the sea / And the songs never over / Endless harmony.”
“Blue” immediately establishes Okami Three as a band to not only listen to but keep an eye on because of their singular sound.