Red Skies Mourning is the solo project of Chris Aleshire, who is a multi-talented artist from Bowie, Maryland. Growing up with a diverse genre of music, Aleshire has played in various cover band and played around the world. His latest single “Signs From You” is an intimate and vulnerable piece where he taps into the hefty topic of suicide. The track takes off with gritty, foot-stomping beats before the splashy drums and razor-sharp guitar chords kick in with a blazing rush. Melodically, the track has a vibe redolent of 80s/90s rock as Red Skies Mourning bring the edgy classical spirit of the genre through gauzy layers of percussions yielding explosive momentums. Lyrically, “Signs From You” addresses the gut-wrenching what-if moment we fall into when we lose a loved one and start shuffling through the memories to find those signs we may be have overlooked, but noticed unconsciously. Listen below:
Speaking of the track, Aleshire shared:
“I work as an Engineer for a Major Cloud Software Company. One of my customers daughters went missing. They searched for her for 4 days until they found her body; she committed suicide. When I spoke to him about it, he made a blog about seeing signs from her from the day she went missing and continues to see them that she’s okay.
Putting myself in his shoes and also having had close friends commit suicide, people tend to push things off, be more self-absorbed, not seeing or noticing friends in need. So the lyrics directly describe continually both the What Could I have Done? and also knowing they are in a better place but yet the guilt will stay with you always. I am a US Marine Corps Veteran, so this is for suicide awareness and PTSD.”
With Red Skies Mourning, Aleshire is working with producer Jeff Kanan, JR Richards (arrangement, backing vocals), drummer Ryan Elwood, and guitarist/bassist Andreas Landeck. “Signs From You” is from Red Skies Mourning’s upcoming EP Misguided By Fate, which will be out in 2021.
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