When Tarek Jafar (guitar/vocals) and Justin Tessier (drums/vocals) formed The Blue Stones, they were facing uncertainty about who they were individually. What they did know for sure, though, was that they wanted to make music together—and, so they did.
“Spirit” features a great push-and-pull with very stripped-down verses, followed by heavy-hitting hooks. The verse vocals, which are further back in the mix, feel super dreamy and allude to something much bigger coming in the next section of the song. The guitar riff covering the chorus is perfectly catchy and compelling in its own right, but when layered with vocals, it wraps the song up into a perfect package that both the commercial listener and rock fan can vibe with.