It’s not everyday that you come across a band that’s full of emotion from beginning to end and really makes you reflect on a multitude of aspects of your life. And then I came across Hunter Dumped Us Here.
I personally love indie music due to having a certain type of rawness to it. A type of honesty that seems to be forgotten nowadays. I was contacted by them through Twitter and they sent me the video for “Cavendish” – the second song from their full length album “I Understand”.
The beginning starts off really upbeat and catchy – something you’ll easily be able to sing along to and as the song progresses you pay less attention to the music and start paying attention to the lyrics being sung. The lyrics at the end is what really stuck out and hit home:
“Some days I feel that I have lost my soul
But I just pray that I don’t lose your love
I just pray that don’t lose your love”
The sensation of getting chills and you end up reflecting on life and how some things used to be. And then you end up putting the song on repeat for the remainder of the day.
Hunter Dumped Us Here experiments with a variation of sounds so no two songs will be the same. It’s a breath of fresh air really. Variation is key and sometimes it’s the only way to really get your message across. If you haven’t heard of them I suggest that you do.
Also be on the lookout for their new EP releasing this fall! They’re also working on their next full length album – details to be announced later on.
Hunter Dumped Us Here was born as a solo project out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa officially beginning in 2013. Both literal and metaphorical stories are told through carefully-crafted lyrics delivered through singing, screaming, and spoken word, with a Indie/Post-Hardcore influenced musical backdrop, driven by piano.
HDUH was created to make a difference and leave a legacy behind of loving and accepting others, admitting defeats, and moving past the struggles in our daily lives. Whether we leave this earth as pile of bones left in the woods by a hunter, or as a gravestone, we leave a statement behind. Everything we do in our lives affects what that statement becomes.
After 2 EP’s released as a solo project of Gabe Reasoner, HDUH became a full band and released two singles, Sea Burial / Blue Treasure. In summer of 2016 the band released their debut full-length album, I Understand. This is a 13 song, 55-minute concept album that tells stories of struggle and survival. This album is both thematically and musically dynamic and can be found on all major online music outlets.