Vehicles’ Sonic Brilliance: “Diamonds & Rhinestones” from the Album “Belief in Habits”

Written By: Paul Chandler

In the ever-evolving tapestry of music, few bands manage to capture the essence of human emotions as skillfully as Vehicles does. With their newest record, “Belief in Habits,” the band showcases a matured post rock/new wave/neo psychedelic sound that delves deep into the intricate dynamics of human relationships. The opening track, “Diamonds & Rhinestones,” which not only sets the tone for the album but also provides an insightful exploration of our defensive mechanisms within the context of intimacy.

“Diamonds & Rhinestones” serves as a captivating window into the complexity of relationships, deftly navigating the delicate balance between vulnerability and self-protection. The song delves into the enigmatic realm of boundaries and how we, as individuals, delineate the contours of our emotional territories. With Cody Cloud’s emotive voice and evocative guitar work, Isaac Pearson’s textured guitar layers and backing vocals, Tony Hull’s  basslines, and Cale Gubitz’s keys, Vehicles weaves a sonic tapestry that resonates deeply with listeners.

The song’s production, helmed by the talented Andrew Bair at Dead Format Records in Tulsa, OK, is a testament to the band’s commitment to capturing the raw authenticity of their sound. The production values elevate the emotional undertones of “Diamonds & Rhinestones,” allowing each instrument to breathe and interact harmoniously, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for the lyrical narrative.

As the album’s opening track, “Diamonds & Rhinestones” sets the thematic stage for “Belief in Habits.” The record delves into the nuanced facets of human behavior, exploring the multifaceted ways in which we grapple with trust, vulnerability, and self-preservation within the intricate web of relationships. The band’s lyrics serve as a mirror to our own experiences, reflecting the struggle to strike the right balance between revealing our true selves and protecting our emotional landscapes.

With a profound introspection that resonates universally, Vehicles’ “Diamonds & Rhinestones” takes listeners on a sonic journey through the labyrinth of human connection. Its melodic allure and insightful lyricism make it a standout track that captivates from the first guitar notes and lingers with a long synth chord.

And if that wasn’t enough to look forward to, Vehicles has exciting plans in the pipeline. The band is gearing up to embark on a tour in November, promising fans an opportunity to experience their sonic magic in a live setting. With their captivating stage presence, Vehicles is poised to bring the profound themes of “Belief in Habits” to life on stage, creating an unforgettable concert experience.

So mark your calendars and get ready to witness Vehicles’ sonic journey into the heart of human relationships, as they unveil the gems from “Belief in Habits,” including the shimmering masterpiece that is “Diamonds & Rhinestones.”