With the new album, Blue Sky Blond, Blow Up Hollywood illustrates their growth, not only creatively as a band, but emotionally, touching on both the darkness and light of the human experience. As with some of their past albums, Blue Sky Blond reveals glimpses into our shared emotions, our frailties and our triumphs, our longings and loses. The melancholy, “Where Does The Night Go” plunges us into the heartache of loneliness. The forlorn “Throw Me a Line” explores the feelings of despair and hopelessness in a dying relationship. Then, just as the last tender note fades, the anguish clears as the album changes direction with the buoyancy of “Headed for the Sun” and “Shine” which radiate optimism and the assurance of a bright future.
Blue Sky Blond is Blow Up Hollywood’s most emotionally diverse album yet. If you haven’t heard the poignant melodies of this band (and even if you have) then you owe it to yourself to get Blue Sky Blond and experience the intensity and talent that is Blow Up Hollywood.