Bipolar Explorer

 
 

Music

Watchers and Holy Ones

08:35
Bipolar Explorer
03/18/2017
Traditional (arranged/new lyrics: Serafin-Wells)

Story

 

Following up their critically-acclaimed sixth album, DREAM TOGETHER - "magical and majestic - an ultimate tour-de-force" (Indiemusic - France) - New York dreampop trio release this special digital-only single to honor their fallen bandmate, Summer Serafin, on the anniversary of her tragic passing. With love forever.

 

A traditional Scottish tune, "Watchers and Holy Ones" is presented by the band in this new arrangement (with new lyrics) in their signature dreampop sound.

 

Summer Serafin: vocals.  Michael Serafin-Wells: vocals, guitars, bass. Jason Sutherland: guitar, backing vocals.

 

Recorded and mixed live, noisily and in a hurry at The Shrine - New York City. Produced by Bipolar Explorer. Mastered by Scott Craggs, The Colony - Boston.

 

 c/p 2017 Slugg Records, Thirteen November Music (ASCAP).

 

Lyrics

Ye watchers and ye holy ones,
Bright seraphs, cherubim and thrones,
Raise the glad strain, Alleluia!
Cry out, dominions, princedoms, powers,
Virtues, archangels, angels’ choirs:

Alleluia!

Oh higher than the cherubim,
God bless and keep our Summer Serafin,
Hear our prayers, Alleluia!
The love that shakes me to my very core,
Let every word magnify the Lord.

Alleluia!

Respond, ye souls in endless rest,
Ye patriarchs and prophets blest, Alleluia!
Ye holy twelve, ye martyrs strong,
All saints triumphant, raise the song.

Alleluia!

Oh friends, in gladness let us sing,
Supernal anthems echoing,
Alleluia!
Oh higher than the cherubim