Daily Discovery: Safe in Blue, “Starlit Summer’s Eve”

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Safe in Blue Promo PicSongwriting duo Safe in Blue made a splash with their 2013 album This Hear Will Bring. Their single, “Song I Believe In” caught the attention of Coldplay, who promoted it on their website. Nashville locals can go see them play at the Pour House on July 4.

ARTIST: Safe in Blue – Vian Zaayman & Phillip Englehart

SONG: Starlit Summer’s Eve

BIRTHDATE: August 2013

HOMETOWN: Pretoria South Africa and Toronto Canada


AMBITIONS: Write music that resonates with and changes the world.

TURNOFFS: Ideologies against-love, truthfulness, and justice. Festival toilets.

TURNONS: Crowds all singing together, selflessness, red hair, dotted quarter notes.

DREAM GIG: Glastonbury

FAVORITE LYRIC: “So I crawled back into your open arms” – Coldplay “When I see you, I really see you upside down, But my brain knows better. It picks you up and turns you around” – Death Cab for Cutie

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Henry the chicken that lives at our studio. But really. It’s like a person.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice, All I Want – Kodaline,

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Napoleon, Nikola Tesla, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Foreman, Elon Musk

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Switchfoot at Exit/In, Seeing how emotionally people reacted to the songs was the moment I knew I wanted to do music for the rest of my life.

I WROTE THIS SONG: Starlit Summer’s Eve.

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