Blueburst’s Powerful Track ‘Vanish From Debut Album Of The Same Name Comes As The Result Of Journey Of Survival And Resilience

Blueburst are a new group but they’re certainly not new artists. Comprising founder Craig Douglas Miller and guitarist Marty Willson-Piper, the group brings with it a long history in the music industry. New album, ‘Vanish’, comes after a 20 year musical hiatus for Miller, who found in Willson-Piper a trusted mentor and collaborator – who’s also a dab hand at production. The title track was released on March 10.

In addition to Miller and Willson-Piper, Blueburst comprises drummers Michael Jerome and Brian Platt, as well as bassist Ryan Kelly. The group brings with them a musical pedigree as long as your arm and you’ll be wishing you’d heard this long ago but be glad you’re able to hear it now.

New single, ‘Vanish’ is everything fans of alternative rock will love. The track is filled with jangly guitars, bringing a 90s underground vibe, coupled with enough emotional angst to satisfy any fan of the Portland sound. Meanwhile the track is simultaneously inspiring with its message of having a newfound lust for life. It’s innovative, edgy, and fun.

Speaking of his return to music, Miller said,

“I wasted 20+ years doubting myself and not finishing any music. So it’s extremely gratifying to be back now with the best music I’ve ever made. And it’s been a joy doing it with one of my favorite guitarists of all time.” 

He added:

“Much of today’s so-called ‘alternative’ rock seems to have become just as overproduced and slick as the pop records they are supposedly an alternative to. But most of my friends, and a lot of younger people as well, are still listening to the albums we grew up with, I think because there’s a rawness and honesty in that music. That’s what we aspired to with Blueburst.”

‘Vanish’ is out now and can be streamed and downloaded here. Expect the album later this year. You can find out more about Blueburst and their music online on their official website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, and YouTube. Watch the lyric video for ‘Vanish’ below:

Blueburst "Vanish" lyric video

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