BLAIR DOLLERY – Single Review: “Strange Kind’

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Blair ‘Misty Red’ Dollery is a British singer/songwriter and guitarist from the western London suburb of Twickenham. A phenomenal guitarist, Blair has been playing and performing for nearly 20 years in a number of different bands, as a session musician, and also as a solo artist. He currently serves as lead guitarist and vocalist for the outstanding alt-rock band The Underground Vault, but has also recently begun releasing singles again under his own solo project. In March (2019) Blair dropped a gorgeous single “Dream On”, and now follows up with another single, the hauntingly beautiful “Strange Kind“.

The only sounds we hear are Blair’s stunning layered acoustic and electric guitar work and resonant, heartfelt vocals, yet the track has an incredible lushness and depth. It’s a testament to his skill at coaxing such rich and full sounds from just his guitars. The dark lyrics seem to be about someone contemplating drowning himself in the ocean due to feeling heartbroken over losing the love of his life.

Follow me down to the ocean
To the deep blue sea
No time for reflection
The end is near, can you see
Some will say I have lost my mind
Some will say I’m a strange kind
Strange kind

Watch the sea growing quickly
She is everything to me
All my love, all my life
Unconditionally
Some will say I have lost my mind
Some will say I’m a strange kind
Strange kind

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Purchase: Amazon / iTunes / Google Play Music

Top 30 Songs for March 31-April 6, 2019

1. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (2)
2. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (1)
3. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (3)
4. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (9)
5. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (6)
6. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (7)
7. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (8)
8. CHANGE – The Revivalists (5)
9. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (13)
10. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (12)
11. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (4) 18th week on chart
12. MOVEMENT – Hozier (14)
13. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (15)
14. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (16)
15. EXITS – Foals (17)
16. CHLORINE – twenty one pilots (18)
17. HARMONY HALL – Vampire Weekend (20)
18. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (11)
19. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (21)
20. FEAR THE FUTURE – IAMWARFACE (22)
21. DARK PLACES – The Frontier (23)
22. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (10)
23. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (19)
24. TIME – Morosity (27)
25. BURY A FRIEND – Billie Eilish (28)
26. ESCAPE – Ships Have Sailed (29)
27. LOVE CRAZY – Karolina Rose (30)
28. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (25)
29. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (24) 21st week on chart
30. LO/HI – The Black Keys (N)

Top 30 Songs for March 24-30, 2019

1. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (1)
2. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (3)
3. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (7)
4. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (2)
5. CHANGE – The Revivalists (6)
6. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (8)
7. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (9)
8. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (10)
9. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (11)
10. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (4)
11. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (5)
12. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (13)
13. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (15)
14. MOVEMENT – Hozier (16)
15. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (17)
16. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (18)
17. EXITS – Foals (19)
18. CHLORINE – twenty one pilots (20)
19. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (12)
20. HARMONY HALL – Vampire Weekend (24)
21. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (23)
22. FEAR THE FUTURE – IAMWARFACE (25)
23. DARK PLACES – The Frontier (26)
24. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (14) 20th week on chart
25. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (22)
26. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (21) 20th week on chart
27. TIME – Morosity (30)
28. BURY A FRIEND – Billie Eilish (N)
29. ESCAPE – Ships Have Sailed (N)
30. LOVE CRAZY – Karolina Rose (N)

Top 30 Songs for March 10-16, 2019

1. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (1)
2. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (3)
3. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (4)
4. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (2)
5. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (7)
6. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (8)
7. CHANGE – The Revivalists (9)
8. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (10)
9. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (13)
10. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (12)
11. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (5)
12. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (14)
13. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (15)
14. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (19)
15. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (16)
16. PRESSURE – Muse (6)
17. MOVEMENT – Hozier (20)
18. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (21)
19. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (22)
20. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (25)
21. EXITS – Foals (23)
22. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (11)
23. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (24)
24. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (26)
25. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (29)
26. CHLORINE – twenty one pilots (30)
27. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (17)
28. HARMONY HALL – Vampire Weekend (N)
29. FEAR THE FUTURE – IAMWARFACE (N)
30. DARK PLACES – The Frontier (N)

Top 30 Songs for March 3-9, 2019

1. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (2)
2. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (1)
3. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (5)
4. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (4)
5. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (3)
6. PRESSURE – Muse (7)
7. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (8)
8. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (9)
9. CHANGE – The Revivalists (10)
10. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (13)
11. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (6)
12. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (14)
13. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (15)
14. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (16)
15. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (20)
16. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (19)
17. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (11)
18. FAST TALK – Houses (12)
19. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (27)
20. MOVEMENT – Hozier (21)
21. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (23)
22. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (24)
23. EXITS – Foals (25)
24. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (22)
25. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (29)
26. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (28)
27. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (17)
28. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (18)
29. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (30)
30. CHLORINE – twenty one pilots (N)

Top 30 Songs for February 24 – March 2, 2019

 

1. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (1)
2. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (3)
3. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (2)
4. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (5)
5. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (8)
6. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (7)
7. PRESSURE – Muse (9)
8. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (11)
9. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (12)
10. CHANGE – The Revivalists (13)
11. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (4)
12. FAST TALK – Houses (6)
13. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (17)
14. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (16)
15. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (21)
16. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (18)
17. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (14)
18. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (15)
19. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (20)
20. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (26)
21. MOVEMENT – Hozier (22)
22. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (23)
23. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (24)
24. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (25)
25. EXITS – Foals (27)
26. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (10)
27. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (29)
28. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (30)
29. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (N)
30. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (N)

Top 30 Songs for February 17-23, 2019

1. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (2)
2. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (1)
3. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (5)
4. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (3)
5. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (7)
6. FAST TALK – Houses (6)
7. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (8)
8. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (11)
9. PRESSURE – Muse (10)
10. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (4)
11. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (12)
12. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (13)
13. CHANGE – The Revivalists (17)
14. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (15)
15. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (16)
16. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (18)
17. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (19)
18. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (20)
19. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (9)
20. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (22)
21. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (28)
22. MOVEMENT – Hozier (24)
23. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (25)
24. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (26)
25. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (27)
26. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (29)
27. EXITS – Foals (30)
28. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (14) 20th week on chart
29. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (N)
30. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (N)

TOP 30 Songs for February 10-16, 2019

1. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (1)
2. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (3)
3. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (2)
4. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (5)
5. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (6)
6. FAST TALK – Houses (8)
7. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (8)
8. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (9)
9. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (4)
10. PRESSURE – Muse (11)
11. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (12)
12. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (13)
13. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (14)
14. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (7)
15. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (16)
16. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (17)
17. CHANGE – The Revivalists (18)
18. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (19)
19. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (20)
20. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (22)
21. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (15)
22. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (24)
23. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (23)
24. MOVEMENT – Hozier (27)
25. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (28)
26. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (29)
27. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (30)
28. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (N)
29. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (N)
30. EXITS – Foals (N)

Top 30 Songs for February 3-9, 2019

1. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (3)
2. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (1)
3. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (5)
4. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (2)
5. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (6)
6. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (7)
7. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (4)
8. FAST TALK – Houses (8)
9. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (10)
10. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (11)
11. PRESSURE – Muse (12)
12. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (13)
13. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (15)
14. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (16)
15. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (9)
16. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (20)
17. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (21)
18. CHANGE – The Revivalists (22)
19. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (23)
20. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (24)
21. THANK U, NEXT – Ariana Grande (14)
22. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (28)
23. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (18)
24. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (29)
25. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (17)
26. NEW BIRTH IN NEW ENGLAND – Phosphorescent (19)
27. MOVEMENT – Hozier (N)
28. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (N)
29. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (N)
30. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (N)

Top 30 Songs for January 27-February 2, 2019

1. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (2)
2. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (1)
3. WANDER – Vox Eagle featuring Pierre Fontaine (4)
4. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (3)
5. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (5)
6. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (6)
7. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (9)
8. FAST TALK – Houses (10)
9. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (7)
10. SUNFLOWER (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)- Post Malone & Swae Lee (19)
11. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (13)
12. PRESSURE – Muse (14)
13. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (15)
14. THANK U, NEXT – Ariana Grande (12)
15. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (17)
16. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (18)
17. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (8)
18. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (11)
19. NEW BIRTH IN NEW ENGLAND – Phosphorescent (16)
20. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (22)
21. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (24)
22. CHANGE – The Revivalists (25)
23. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (27)
24. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (30)
25. “99” – Barns Courtney (19)
26. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (21) 21st week on chart
27. UH HUH – Jade Bird (23)
28. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (N)
29. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (N)
30. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (26)