Being able to tell a story, express an emotion, or convey an idea accurately and effectively is no easy task; especially in music. Now try taking away lyrics, leaving only sound. This Will Destroy You (TWDY), among other groups in the post-rock genre, somehow find a way to transport the listener to the heart of sonic expression leaving the individual to fill in the lines with their own stories, emotions, and ideas. This Will Destroy You left the audience in tears and smiles after their beautifully cinematic and dynamic set.
I am continually in awe of the post-rock genre. TWDY’s music has traveled with me from beautiful mountainous vistas to study sessions at the local coffee shop. Their music always seems to find me right when I need it. Last night was no exception. After a long and poignant week, their set brought the relief and support that I needed.
From their opening tune to their three encore songs, I was taken on a masterfully crafted expedition. Their soft, joyous melodies, interrupted by powerful waves of deep bass and explosive guitars, brought intense dynamics to Turf Club. I was brought through pleasant valleys, stormy seas, and mountain peaks at sunrise.
Heartache, loneliness, and periods of immense joy and gratitude made this week emotionally exhausting. I found myself feeling safe to let a few tears loose and be surrounded in sound. Every song seemed to tell the story of my week in explicit detail.
To me, that is the true beauty of music. True, raw emotion, designed to bring out the listeners deepest sentiment. Please take a moment to play one of their records all the way through. Let yourself experience the freeing and moving masterpieces from This Will Destroy You.