· By John Frazier
Listen to Ourlives's New Song "Blurry Eyes" at Entertainment Weekly
In anticipation of Ourlives' upcoming debut full-length album, Den of Lions, we're premiering a new song entitled "Blurry Eyes" today exclusively at EW.com. The album will be available this Tuesday, October 14th and can be pre-ordered now at iTunes and on limited edition vinyl at the Spartan store. All pre-orders include an instant download of the band's song "Blissful Ignorance." Stream “Blurry Eyes” now at EW.com.
"Blurry Eyes" is a song we wrote about addiction," bassist Jón Björn Árnason tells EW.com. "It's about addition being an easy escape from the everyday life - and about being afraid to face each day and the duties that come with it. It's a song that is very close to our hearts. We put in a lot of work to make it sound like we wanted and tried a few different versions to get the right feel. The hard work payed off in the end. With a lot of help from our producer Flex Arnason, we were able to get it sounding like we wanted it to. We co-wrote this song with our friend Garðar Borgþórsson who plays with us in the live band."
Árnason and vocalist/guitarist Leifur Kristinsson have been steadily building a dedicated audience over the last several years with consistent radio airplay and accolades in their home country, dozens of musical licenses in the U.S. and increasing word of mouth around the world as people continue to discover their music.
Over nine years in the making, Den of Lions is a breathtaking musical journey that conjures intense emotions with delicate textures and driving guitars and drum work that find a unique balance between intimate ballads and soaring anthems. The record features twelve cathartic tracks like "Blurry Eyes" and the recently released "Blissful Ignorance" that showcase a talent that will be at the forefront of indie-rock music for years to come.