Like the name of the band itself, “Bloom,” Alpha Rev’s new album that debuted online and in stores Tuesday, is largely about the theme of change and how we deal with it.
The first song, “Lexington,” details actual letters of Civil War soldiers to their families, who wrote they weren’t coming home but loved their wives and children very much. Another song, “Black Sky,” focuses on the aftermath of people losing their houses and everything they own in a fire. And the group’s previously released single, “Sing Loud,” confronts a relationship that just isn’t working — but with the hope that the couple can start anew without each other, free.
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Ben Rector with Alpha Rev
When: 8:30 p.m. Friday
Where: The Belmont, 305 W. Sixth St.