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The Empty Vault

by Suit of Lights

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On this twenty-first of October Farewell celebration to the good life Dear friends, acquaintances, and lovers A failure by default Open the empty vault Oh - the empty vault will echo on and on Hold on to my heart A withering corsage of yellow rose At the Ziegfeld Enter showgirls Spotlight on a smile Mangled car crash Like the screen test Sixteen stories in a Madame X dress All my life I was living in the sun Living in the sun But now it’s over
Once a man of great conviction Finally set free From your captivity Walls of the maze suddenly turn to glass You were blind, now you see Gazing at the thing you used to be Disintegration The Ocean and a wave Library and a page All points are connecting in time and space Loyalty with a fist Betrayal with a kiss Start it all again to follow bliss Tears for a dream deferred Theater of the absurd The music is love and it must be heard The curtain has come down The narrative is lost We are all of them, and we’re all us


Ghettoblaster Magazine feature:


"Singer/keyboardist Joe Darone, once the teen drummer of NJ's The Fiendz and later NY's The Rosenbergs, has moved from New York to Hoboken; now in his 19th year as SoL, he follows 2020's fifth LP Hide and Seek with this spirited two-song single. Aided by guitarist Arun Venkatesh and drummer James Kluz, "Empty" adopts the pattern of Hide's baroque pop/prog/rock opera gems "I Spy" and "King of the Hill", opening with a Hindu-tinged raga melody before morphing into a full-scale symphonic onslaught that nearly overwhelms Darone's earnest, winsome vocals. On the reflective, Beatles/Colin Blunstone-esque ballad "Disintegration," Darone croons tenderly, backed by sorrowful, wafting beds of strings. It might be selfish to crave more than six minutes of this orchestral allure, but if Darone ever envisions a 'Tommy'-conjuring double LP in this vein, I wouldn't object."
- bigtakeover.com

"Joe Darone's Suit of Lights has always been a fascinating indie rock project. Their 2 latest songs continue to showcase their skill in crafting memorable orchestral rock." - newjerseystage.com

"The ambitious, orchestral title track revolves around the 1938 suicide of socialite and aspiring actress Dorothy Hale, who was immortalized in a painting by Frida Kahlo. With bandmate Arun Venkatesh, Darone delves into the pair’s Indian and Armenian ancestry for the otherworldly melodies and percussion, as the lyrics poetically detail the crushed hopes of the would-be star. The B-side, “Disentegration,” showcases Suit of Lights’ ability to create lush cinematic soundscapes that emulate the sounds of a full orchestra." - nj.com


released October 21, 2022

Joe Darone - Vocals, Keys, Bass + Programming
Arun Venkatesh - Guitars, Keys and Programming
James Kluz - Drums and percussion

Produced and Mixed by Arun Venkatesh

Recorded at:
Dark Velvet - Hoboken, NJ.
Rebirth Music - Austin, TX.
Big Blue Meenie - Jersey City, NJ

Engineered by JD and AV.

Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering

All Songs Written by Joe Darone / ℗ 2022 Visiting Hours Music / BMI

© 2022 Visiting Hours.



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