Life is not about awards. You don’t have to tell a single person involved in this project that. But on first watch it is easy to see that How Dark Blue Feels deserves high praise. The young roster made up of Miles Fallon, Dylan Okurowski, Keegan Hosefros, Denver Orr, Luke Lund, Caleb Kinnear, and Justin Phipps created something special with Bryden Bowley and it is undeniable. Normally with a crew this young we talk about the excitement of the project and how much potential is there for them to keep growing, but Dark Blue stands alone. No pontification needed. Capturing the approach and feeling snowboarding gives is a tough task, and after such a rough year for everyone, Bowley delivered. To see a melancholy soundtrack mixed with creative boarding and joy after every make from friends at the bottom… this one just hits down in the soul.