Past Forward celebrates how modern music is influenced by classic songs and performances from the past. This month celebrates the current music of the indie rock band The Boxer Rebellion. Known for a style similar to The Editors or White Lies, the band took a more ethereal approach to their single Here I Am off last years Ghost Alive album.
The first time I heard this song, I was immediately reminded of the Icelandic vocals of Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi. I searched the Sigur Ros catalog to find the best song to compare it to, and ended up deciding that it paired well with the Jonsi solo song, Tornado. Nathan Nicholson from The Boxer Rebellion does a brilliant job of matching the Jonsi falsetto and the piano portions of Here I Am bare a resemblance to quite a few Sigur Ros tracks.