A Skydive introduces the On Ithenfal’s Wing sound and style in a decidedly striking way. Immediately there’s a sense of both drama and softness to the music with a short but remarkable story of three friends; Jack, Jane, and Julia.
The song is necessarily made to raise suicide awareness and the importance of friendship, which is something much needed these days where we all struggle with this pandemic. One of the friends (Jack) commits suicide while the three friends are skydiving. Luckily Jane notices this difference and ultimately saves him.
The delicacy of the voice, these whispered ideas, alongside the weight and rising intensity of the soundscape leads us into this ultimately unpredictable yet organic arrangement with powerful confidence. The softness and the reflective nature of the lyrics, even the uniquely meandering melody, but as things progress equate quickly establish their own creatively free approach to making music.
It is a song that every rock fan can appreciate. A Skydive is as intriguing as it is hypnotic and interesting. The music is all at once joyful and disconcerting – a fascinating trait that seems to appear intermittently throughout much of this project.
“We’re all getting set to fly with, lucy and all her diamonds,” A joyful beginning for the three friends, listening to Beatle’s “Lucy and all her diamonds.” The three friends begin to skydive and have fun at the beginning. As jack whispers “Goodbye, Goodbye” into his friends’ ears, Jane notices the weird action he takes while skydiving. “Finally, she reaches him and pulls his chute wide open” She immediately hurries to save her friend and luckily pulls his parachute before they both fall onto the ground. At the end of the day, friendship saved a worthy life.
On Ithenfal’s Wing is an emerging progressive alt-rock band from South Florida, USA. Showcasing a clear level of unity and shared passion between band members, On Ithenfal’s Wing acts as an infectious and high-energy yet not excessively heavy hit of alternative rock. They are a band with certain metal/doom/goth qualities. That makes them unique and stand out from the rest. Together they have produced some quality songs and released the album A Fine Light Snow.
While rising up beautifully, the song tips its hat to the original pop-rock legends of a simpler decade. The switch to the hook, in particular, lays bare an impressive manner of song-writing, complete with further imagery and a beautiful sense of possibility – alongside, once again, a dash of uncertainty. Well worth a listen if you’re looking for something authentically original and poetically engaging.