Behind The Tracks: The Advent Equation - A Sudden Perception (Single) (2023)

1. Can you take us through the process of creating your latest single? What inspired the lyrics and melody?

It began with the chorus or something that very closely resembled it, and it paved the way for the general direction of the rest of the song. I wanted it to be heavy on melodic passages and vocal harmonies, with progressive sections embellishing what can be considered a short song with its 5-minute duration. The vocal melody always comes hand in hand with the music, and the same it's true for the composition itself, some musical sections were made to support the vocal lines and sometimes the other way around. Rarely does a passage get written without thinking of its vocal counterpart, unless of course, it’s an instrumental section.

2. What would you say is the core theme or message of this single?

The theme of the song revolves around the concept of infinite possibilities, the decisions we make every day, and the impact they have on our lives. Our protagonist in the song is haunted by visions of parallel dimensions where he made different decisions in key moments of his life. These visions are becoming so real that he’s starting to lose all sense of reality, like the song says, his days ``appear to blend and fade until there’s nothing left”. It’s a powerful concept that is sure to connect with many people.

3. Were there any unique challenges or interesting stories that occurred during the production of this track?

Composing is truly an endless journey, and that’s what I wanted the song to be, a journey where its musical ideas evolve and where every section has its own identity but still feels connected to the main theme, the challenge sometimes comes in knowing when to stop adding sections to the song. As a composer, I can say that this is a problem I have found no solution for.

4. How do you feel this single represents your musical evolution as a band? In what ways does it showcase your growth or changes in your sound? 

This single explores a few of the musical themes or ideas we tried in our previous full-length Remnants of Oblivion. It’s a consolidation of ideas that will continue to evolve as we write the songs that will be part of our next album due out first quarter of next year. And with the arrival of our new teammates, we expect evolution to come naturally.

5. How do you hope your listeners interpret and connect with this single?

We hope that our fans find a familiar sound within this new release, something that encapsulates the sound we’ve been fine-tuning for a while now but also comes with a fresh coat of paint. Thematically, this song will take you on a 5-minute journey through the struggle of an ill-conceived decision that breaks the sanity of a person, it a song that is easy to digest but complex in its musical language that we hope fans and newcomers will find something to enjoy.

6. Is there a particular line or moment in the song that you feel particularly proud of or connected to? 

This song is meant to be treated as a journey, it has a beginning, middle, and end that stands in their own right and contributes to making the song what it is, and just like any journey it has its end, a short and unique section that lives only at the end of the song, It’s purpose is to be something new and unexpected that stays with you when the music ends, acting as a conclusion of the musical themes and in that sense, I think it succeeded gracefully. Then again there are sections that are not heard more than once and this is how I like my compositions to be, songs that evolve, change, and surprise the listener but remain rooted in their musical context, forming a coherent song that we hope many people will enjoy. 

7. Lastly, do you have any personal anecdotes or experiences that directly influenced the creation of this single?

“So the stage is set”, it’s a phrase that opens many scenarios, creating wonder and expectation, it’s a phrase that I’ve personally loved for a long time and I think it’s the seed of the song, thematically speaking. I’ve always wanted to use it and the time felt right. It’s a labor of love for this song and we want to thank everyone who takes time out of their day to listen to it, we hope you enjoyed it.

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