Who else was stoked to hear ex-PAGAN front woman Nikki Brumen’s new musical endeavours when she joined Bergen-based band Blood Command this year? You can bet your life that we frothed the cleaner melodic/rock route she’s now destined for and the band have just released their second single called ‘The End is Her’.
Since ‘A Villain’s Monologue’ was released, everyone’s been waiting for the band’s next move as they rapidly pick up momentum with Nikki behind the mic. ‘The End is Her’ is set to send a whirring mix of emotions for all you heavy fans though, given this tune allows us to experience the frontwoman take on indie pop/punk melodies for the first time that’s a little more in tune with Aussie rockers WAAX.
Blood Command mastermind Yngve Andersen highlights:
“’The End is Her” is for the losers, for the wallflowers and for the people who never quite fit in. It’s a song about feeling so invisible that no matter how loud you scream, no one will hear you. For anyone who burns so brightly but nobody else sees even a flicker of the flame.
I wrote the lyrics at time when I was feeling weak and alone but used this darkness as ammo to become stronger. You never know what is going on in someone’s mind or what they are capable of, so I want this song to remind people to never underestimate the outcasts. That we have the ability to use the doubt of others to ignite something inside of us – to strike a match and light the world on fire.
It felt right to release this track next, as this was the first song I showed Nikki when I first asked her to join the band. I knew she could scream, but I’d never heard her actually sing, so I gave her this song to record and send back to me, just to make sure she was the right fit. I was actually playing a show when she sent the demo back and let’s just say, I partied really hard that night. It was a dream come true.”
While it is definitely new territory for Nikki, the song is still super catchy and will absolutely keep us on our toes for what else is to come from Blood Command!
If you’re keen to hear the metal album Nikki recommends you should have listened to by now, check out her chat with Ebony on episode 6 of Educate Ebony here!
Words by Tamara May @citylightstam
Stream ‘The End Is Her‘ here