Laughing At Rainbows

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"I happened to walk past a church," says the Australian singer-songwriter Justin Gill, who goes by Redvers. "There was a sign out front that said 'God puts rainbows in the sky' -- I was rather intrigued by the statement."

Gill's intrigue inspired the song "Laughing At Rainbows," the first single from the upcoming Redvers debut album Truth In Silence, out June 3rd.

Gill remembers that the tune's music was written during a heavy rainstorm, so heavy in fact, that the sound of the downpour made it onto the demo recording.

"When I listened back it sounded beautiful, so I decided that rain had to be put on the track," Gill explains. "I know that rain sound effects have been done to death, but I felt I had to remain faithful to that initial meeting with the song."

As for the actual title, Gill says "I don't remember actually writing the lyric 'laughing at rainbows,' but maybe I subconsciously ripped off Buddha, who said 'When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.'"

lyrics

Once I saw a sign that said
God puts rainbows up into the skyline
And I thought with intent
I’ll try be that little child day and night
It’s important to be small
To find the joys of simple pleasure
To be the leaf of grass
That bows in turn to the shadows of wily feet
Don’t you know beauty can be painful
Sometimes it feels like you go too far
Being sure to kiss the hand that rocks the cradle
Once I thought I saw a dream
Moments passed like sunbeams through a dandelion
And it all came with condition
Actions would take precedence above all words
It’s important to be young
And maintain innocent wanderlust
To ride the crest of every question
And break down every fibre of knowledge so I can maintain a smile
Don’t you know beauty can be painful
Sometimes it feels like you go too far
Being sure to kiss the hand that rocks the cradle
Laughing at rainbows
Laughing at rainbows
Laughing at rainbows
Laughing at rainbows

credits

from Truth In Silence, released June 3, 2014
Guitar/Vox - Justin Gill (Redvers)

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Redvers England, UK

Australian singer/songwriter Redvers arrives onto the music scene at a time when the world needs more heart and less noise. And between the notes of his undulating rhythms and unassuming, visceral prose — Redvers doesn't disappoint. His ethereal arrangements envelope a charm and deep honesty seldom heard in the industry today. ... more

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