Jersey City psych-rock duo BLUEOX releases new song and accompanying video for “Ten Feet Tall” on October 2. The new track is a fine addition to the ever-evolving BLUEOX canon of groove layered, soulful, and melody-infused songs . The visual for the video perfectly captures the Jim Jarmusch aesthetic which fits very well the laid back, gritty nature of the song.
With haunting melodies and bold lyrics, singer Kieran Sullivan delivers each song with captivating confidence, while producer and multi-instrumentalist Donny Dykowsky is a perfect complement to Kieran’s grit and melancholy as they both set the tone for a story-telling concept with themes of light and dark, the afterlife, and beyond. Rounding out the sound BLUEOX features Emilio Guarino on bass and Nick Cialdella on drums.
When talking about “Ten Feet Tall,” the two shared, “This song is a cautionary tale. Be careful what you ask for, because in the end it’s the journey that matters most,” says Dykowsky. “The main riff and first verse were something I was eager to share with Kieran. From there the two of us fleshed out the lyrics and tracked entire song in a few hours” Dykowsky shared. Sullivan says it’s one of his favorite songs to play live, “It makes me feel like I’m balancing on the edge of a giant cliff, looking down exhilarated, anxious yet calm all at the same time, and the only way not to fall is not to give into temptation.”