A delicately expansive collection, the new album from Paper Beat Scissors reaches to far-off wonderment and far-in feelings with ease. Suffused with existential pondering, Parallel Line explores all the mess and complexity inherent to merely being alive, albeit with a quiet clarity, a wide-eyed vulnerability. On this third studio full-length, each track is permeated by graceful chamber orchestration, the mood hung tenderly on Tim Crabtree’s arresting vocal work.
All it Was, the 3rd single from the new Paper Beat Scissors album "Parallel Line" is about the hazy comedown and confusion in the wake of seeing something we believe in revealed to be not all we'd thought. Mixed by Constellation Records' Sandro Perri, the song at once comforts and unsteadies with its back and forth time signatures coming across like a chopped up and stuck-back-together Neil Young.