We’re just two weeks away from Elision dropping their new EP There’s More To Us Than You and I and already having caught our attention with their first single from it (‘The Wretched of the Earth‘) it was only a matter of time before they came screaming back into our lives with a follow up, and today it’s here!
‘Utopia‘ continues delivering the ‘core’ sound the band have been honing in on with a thought-provoking message of knowing your self worth and backing it. We asked the band to take Wall of Sound deeper behind the message and they revealed to us:
“Utopia is about feeling stagnant and not seeing any progress in the external world. Exemplified by the shots of our vocalist pondering an hourglass, and the reversed footage of the natural world, the track explores how it feels to be “stuck in a looping regression” and to be losing sense of what you’re working towards, even questioning if it existed in the first place. The song culminates in the realisation that, no matter how much we lose the light that once guided us, we must always push on and have faith in the value of our work, because the rest of the world relies on it.”
When we caught up with the lads to chat about the forthcoming EP’s themes, they explained:
“There’s More To Us Than You and I is centred around the notion that there is more going on in a given relation than immediately meets the eye. Whether it be two people, a whole community, an institution or even a global network, the “us” is never simply the sum of its component parts, but rather it includes a multitude of social mores, taboos, unspoken processes and ideologies. The EP is thus, first and foremost, a warning against reductionism…”
Smart brains. Big riffs. Promising future.
Stream ‘The Wretched of the Earth‘ here
1. The Spirit (feat. Buster Odeholm of Humanity’s Last Breath)
2. Lifeblood (feat. Dylan Gillies-Parsons of Gravemind)
5. The Wretched of the Earth