Blueprint

Blueprint

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Blueprint is one of the most captivating and upcoming artists in the music industry for one simple reason: their reflections of life, introspective lyrics and powerful pop melodies combine to make them instantly identifiable. They are a band who immediately attracts and captures your attention.

Biography

Blueprint is one of the most captivating and upcoming artists in the music industry for one very simple reason: their reflections of life, introspective lyrics and powerful pop melodies combine to make them instantly identifiable. They are a band whose music immediately attracts and captures your attention while building a relationship with the listener. While sometimes compared to artists such as the Counting Crows and Matchbox Twenty, such a comparison would be too simplistic. Blueprint has established themselves as a band that combines elements of expression not often found in the mold of modern rock music. Fusing together a new form of complex simplicity they forge personal connections with their unique ability to embrace the intricacies of life through melodic tapestry. Using this framework, Blueprint blends a range of eclectic influences to create a distinctive style of their own.

From Robert Johnson and Miles Davis, they draw a sense of rhythmatic patterns and melodic structure. From Tom Petty to Jackson Browne and understanding of acoustic-based rock and melody. The music of acoustic pioneers Simon and Garfunkle to Joni Mitchell combine with elements of hair bands such as Warrant and Skid Row to create the harmonies and large choruses of Blueprint’s songs. They incorporate all aspects of life in an album that reads like a revealing autobiography.

From Blueprint’s debut album, Maybe Wednesday, songs such as Ten Years tell Darren’s story of a relationship’s coming-of-age and the hardships it produces. A similar theme is expressed in the song California, where themes of a broken relationship and the exorbitant costs of living in California are explored. The two songs follow the story of Step Away, where the uncertainties of change, both in relationships and location, are discovered. Blueprint’s next two albums, One Way Out and Wilderness of Mirrors continue on life’s themes. The song Crossing Nine, off of One Way Out, tells the true story of friend’s suicide and everything he left behind. From their most recent release, Wilderness of Mirrors, the song Siren tells the story of having only one person to turn to in a time of need.

Blueprint is a decisive departure from the mundane. They are in a realm of artists who can take something complicated and make it seem simple while still presenting it in a compelling manner. Their songs have been featured in movie soundtracks, won numerous national songwriting awards, received airplay on stations in the U.S.A., Europe, Canada and the Philippines and won accolades in reader’s polls in their hometown in each of the last three years. Guitarist Zach Friend believes Blueprint provides a direct connection with their audience not found in a lot of modern music. This direct connection might just be through their music’s sonic narrative of life, love and regret.

Lyrics

3 Days

Written By: Darren McClure

This contradiction has me lost and confused
Your slow friction leaves me stunned and abused
But you're good to me you're just so good
You do all the things that a girl should do
Why in the world would anybody try to save me
I listened to you but there's nothing you can do
just let me be

It took me three days in a row
Five times to let you go
Two times to say hell no
Darling you'll know…(its time to go)

I just needed clarification
But it comes with my frustration
How did I Slip so far into the dark
Lighting strikes my damaged heart

Why in the world would anybody try to save me
I listened to you but there's nothing you can do
just let me be

It took me three days in a row
Five times to let you go
Two times to say hell no
Darling you'll know…(its time to go)

Siren

Written By: Darren McClure

Moving in on down the road
It's takes one guilt trip then you'll know
I'm exposed to you but willing to lie
C'mon and take me for a ride
And I know there's things that you need to do
feel your strength pull me through
You did everything you could do
But you came up short

And She's waiting at the door for me
With all these thing she wanted, she wanted to tell me
And she's waiting at the door for me
With everything that she knows but I just want to go

It's a scene I've never seen before
I can here her breathing outside my door
With every promise came a price too much
too bare to much too care

And I know there's things that you need to do
feel your strength pull me through
You did everything you could do
But you came up short…look at you

And She's waiting at the door for me
With all these thing she wanted, she wanted to tell me
And she's waiting at the door for me
With everything that she knows but I just want to go

Go head and lift me up
That's ok now, cause I'll bring you right back down
Somewhere someday you're gonna find me
But that's ok now cause I'll just run away
Please walk away from me

Tick tock
Block to block
Everbody trippin on my own damn clock
There you were but now you're gone
Set me off and watch me burn

And She's waiting at the door for me
With all these thing she wanted, she wanted to tell me
And she's waiting at the door for me
With everything that she knows but I just want to go

Discography

Maybe Wednesday (10 track cd) Released 2001
One Way Out (5 track ep) Released 2002
Wilderness of Mirrors (5 track ep) Released 2004

Our songs have been receiving regular airplay on regional commercial and college radio stations. Our songs Siren, California and Ten Years are receiving airplay on Santa Cruz X 103.9 (commercial), while a variety of tracks are being played on KZSC (college), WGBT (college), KSJS (college) and KALX (college). Other regional commercial stations playing our songs Siren and 3 Days include KSCO and KKUP. Our cds are sold in stores throughout the California Bay Area and online through Target, Amazon, VirginMegaStore, CDBaby, Borders and more. In addition, our songs have been featured on two films and two television programs.

Set List

We usually play one set of about 1 - 1.5 hours in length. We play 90 percent originals but do play covers including:

Modern English (Melt With You)
Spice Girls (Wannabe)
Lynard Skynard (Sweet Home Alabama)
Cure (Various)
Jimmy Buffett (Various)