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by Voice in the Attic

"Beautiful, poetic and heartbreaking" (Ross Barber)
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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"Tear is a personal singer-songwriter tune. The lyrics are surreal, describing a world of impossibilities and contrasts. As the video credits suggest, the song was written in memory of my brothers Daniel and Niklas, who died in an accident (aged 6 and 8) that nearly killed me and my parents too. Just as it shouldn't snow in summer, or as albino crows are the exception to the rule, many of us feel that people shouldn't die so young. The tragic event forever altered the lives of the survivors, and I sometimes wonder how my life would've turned out if that day had never happened. I was transformed from the youngest child to an only child to the oldest child: my parents felt that life must go on, and my sister was born little more than a year later. I now have two younger siblings. To me, the chorus of the song suggests that the events of that day are at once seemingly distant and yet proximate. On the one hand, it's an ink drop in the sky, something far off and remote, alive only in memory and when I write about it. Yet it's also a teardrop of blood, something in my veins, oozing out of the eye as if coming from a wound, triggered by the remembrance, making it hard to see through." BC



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Ross Barber

Incredibly sincere
Tear is the latest single from songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and former opera singer BC Bogey, who performs under the name Voice In The Attic. Bogey's career has taken an interesting path, and as a result, he has a great deal of varied musical experiences under his belt. During his teens, he was the lead singer of a metal band, and at the age of 23, he studied at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Dusseldorf, Germany. Despite many believing that he would have a successful career in Opera, Bogey wanted to follow a different path.

Tear is a very personal track – it was written in memory of Bogey's brothers Daniel and Niklas who were tragically killed in an accident when they were aged 6 and 8. Although there are not many lyrics in the song, the content is beautiful, poetic and heartbreaking, and knowing the intent behind them makes them even more so.

The production on Tear is close to perfection. It is very clear, and there is a warm, rich tone which compliments Bogey's vocals and instrumentation perfectly. It sounds very organic and natural, something which echoes Bogey's performance and lyrical content.

Bogey's understated delivery is incredibly sincere and you can feel the pain in his performance. His voice is both commanding and vulnerable simultaneously, with a tone that is instantly recognizable. Given Bogey's past musical experience, he obviously knows his instrument very well and can perform within in multiple genres. Certainly on Tear, he showcases the softer, more introspective style of delivery, but there is a power lingering under the surface.

From what this reviewer has heard from Tear, Voice In The Attic's upcoming album should not be missed. Tear is a beautiful, slightly haunting track that full deserves the attention it is bound to receive.

Andrea Guy

Shivers down the spine
Voice In The Attic is B.C. Bogey. He is a multi instrumentalist and singer/songwriter. What may surprise you is that he is a former opera singer. When you listen to "Tear" you hear a vocal that is more like Nick Cave than Placido Domingo. B.C. Bogey doesn't have a traditionally beautiful voice, but is the deep almost gravelly texture of his vocals that will draw the listener in.
B.C. Bogey's vocal is unique for other reasons. At times it could almost be mistaken for spoken word, which is also a genre that he is familiar with.
"Tear" is a stunning song that is written with the memory of B.C. Bogey's two brother's Daniel and Niklas that died at ages six and eight in an accident.
It makes perfect sense that this song is very melancholy. Every note played carries more than a little bit of sadness. The chorus in particular might just bring a tear to your eye. "You are a teardrop of ink in the sky. You are a teardrop of blood in my eye."
These are the kind of lyrics that send shivers down the spine. They are short, but not sweet and they have a huge impact on the listener. It is proof that a song doesn't have to be long or verbose to pack a wallop.
"Tear" has only two verses and they are very emotional verses. This is the kind of song that you listen to when you want to feel the music, when you want the emotions of the song to be what's important.
A very influential songwriter once wrote "Sad songs say so much," and Voice In The Attic show that this is true with "Tear."
If this song is any indication of B. C. Bogey's songwriting talents, then there's a lot of good music in our future.