San Francisco-based foursome In Letter Form references its new wave and post punk heroes on latest single, music video.
Fans of The Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus can check out “Reflecting The Rain” via The Wild, “Wait Now” via PureVolume.
Photo Credit: Rachel Escoto
“Reflecting The Rain” is the latest single from In Letter Form.
“Smooth melodies and sincere lyrics, can’t go wrong.” – The Wild Magazine
“I sent my girlfriend a mix tape early in our relationship with the Velvet Underground song ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ on it,” recalls Eric Miranda of San Francisco foursome, In Letter Form. “It was basically a message from me encouraging her to become self-realized, confident, and aware of her beauty. In ‘Reflecting The Rain,’ when I sing ‘you were reflecting the rain,’ I mean that she was reflecting her sadness.”
“Reflecting The Rain,” which Miranda goes on to say was musically influenced by the Modern English classic “I Melt With You” (the “ah, ah, ah’s” in the tune’s breakdown are an obvious nod), is the band’s latest single, and is scheduled to appear on a full-length In Letter Form album currently in production.
The influential work of The Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus, and New Order are all touchstones when it comes to In Letter Form’s tunes. Based on the early reaction to the band’s previous single “Wait Now,” the group is hardly being perceived as derivative, however. Instead, it seems In Letter Form is making that rare sound which not only prompts listeners to revisit those classic artists, but also makes them want to discover more about the intriguing new band inspired by them.
“We are sentimental about the way we go about writing songs and performing them,” says Miranda. “We want listeners to hear a close approximation of our truth.”
Lyrically, the songs of In Letter Form deal with some of the harder of those truths: loss of control, loss of love, loss of innocence, loss of relationships, family members, and so on. Personal loss colors the band’s music, not only since inception, but even to the point of this writing, as Miranda’s best friend passed shortly after working on the band’s just-premiered music video for “Wait Now”.
“There’s something intrinsically contradictory in the word combination ‘wait now’ and this duality was very much present in my friend,” Miranda explains. “Wait Now” and “Reflecting The Rain” by In Letter Form are out now. Members of the band are currently available for interviews.
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