Searching For Beauty in ‘The Kingdom of Rust’

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How do we find beauty in a rusting world?

When it comes to bands from the other side of the pond, everyone knows the likes of U2, Oasis and Coldplay, but not enough are engaging with a band that has now released their fourth quality studio album: Doves.

Taking flight in 1998, Jez Williams, Andy Williams and Jimi Goodwin have moved from an indie rock band playing pubs in England to opening for everyone of the aforementioned British mainstays. Their sound continues to have a much edgier, gritty, indie feel than any of the “big boys,” but it is no less filled with feeling, thought and ‘let me hear that again!’ hooks.

The release of Kingdom of Rust is another fine example of Doves ability to blend rock and the human experience. The title track and first single, “Kingdom of Rust” demands several listens. Tapping into the innate search for beauty in this rusting world that we all find ourselves in, “Kingdom of Rust”humbly states that trust in the unseen will be a must. How much trust?

An ocean’s worth.

“Kingdom of Rust” by Doves (lyrics)

I hear a sound, a sound above my head
Distant sound of thunder, moving out on the moor

Blackbirds flew in and to the cooling towers
I’ll pack my bags
Thinking of one of those hours
With you, waiting for you

My God, it takes an ocean of trust
In the Kingdom of Rust

I long to feel some beauty in my heart
As I go searching, right to the start
Hmmm
The road back to Preston
Was jutted out in snow
As I went looking for that stolen heart
For you, waiting for you

My God, it takes an ocean of trust
Takes an effort it does
My god, it takes an ocean of trust
It’s in the Kingdom of Rust

Oooow in the Kingdom of Rust

I long to feel that wince in my heart
As I went looking
I couldn’t stop
Now I’m waiting for you

Ooohh ………….
I know it takes an ocean of trust
In the Kingdom of Rust