The Delerium Trees are Drew Jarvie, founding member, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, and Steve Barker, guitarist and producer. Their debut album Paradise Will Be, explores the themes of hope, despair, loneliness, dreams, religion, and politics.
Drew formed The Delerium Trees after Perfect Stranger split up in 2001. He has created a unique sound-scape based on his brass band and classical training, combined with various rock styles from his musical travels. Throughout the years, he has appeared with Nazarath, Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind), then Jerico, Man, and most recently Gavin Sutherand, providing the bras on several albums. Steve has mainly played for local bands in the North East of Scotland. The Delerium Trees is his first step into the world of original music.
Paradise Will Be
The title track Paradise Will Be, is about the optimism you feel at the beginning of a new relationship. The next song Here Comes The Day follows the relationship towards a more permanent future Dark Clouds, the bleakest song on the album is seen from a child's point of view as their parents split up. Bound To Win follows the path of both parents as they face the consequences of their possible separation. The Lonely Hearts Club Met Again deals with them rebuilding their lives. The sixth song Winter Skies In Summer Time looks at happier times but with a danger lurking in the shadows. If We Don't Try basically deals with trying to save a relationship, plotting a way forward. Two political songs follow: Back Through The Door deals with those who promise the world and give nothing; And They Said continues in the same direction but with a more environmental slant. The album closes with the instrumental Climbing Walls, which is all about free running and breaking the chains of everyday life.