Swedish-born, London resident the Glass Child has released her latest single, “I’ll Never Tell,” a song to raise awareness for domestic violence and mental illness. The Glass Child’s pure vocals evoke the raw emotions of domestic violence victims and mentally ill patients.
I saw these things, I didn’t know how to speak up, and so I turned to my art because that’s my only chance to get heard in this place. These are things that you don’t talk about, eating disorders, self harm, depression and domestic violence. I know you’re averting your eyes now. You probably don’t wanna keep reading. It’s uncomfortable. Blind people.. It’s happening right in front of your eyes, and nothing is gonna change that until we accept the simple fact that it exists.
There are no words for it. So I’m speaking through my music, these dancers are speaking through their movements, and the result is an official music-video to my song ‘I’ll Never Tell’, with these dancers speaking their language, and I’m speaking mine. Together we’re hoping that we can open someone’s eyes. That it can leave a scar, make a mess inside someone, just like it has done to me. Hoping that it can make someone out there aware. Hoping that maybe if we dare to acknowledge this, and say that it’s okay to talk about, because you’re not alone, then maybe one single person out there dare to talk up about it too. And maybe, if more people dare to accept these truths, and that it’s probably happening to someone you love, then one day we might be able to do something about this. But that’s not gonna happen as long as we’re shifting our weight, averting our eyes when someone mention domestic violence or self-harm.
—-Charlotte Erikson (the Glass Child)
The music video, featuring Italian dancers Enza Cara and Francesco Cara, was just released and can be viewed below:
English hardcore band, In Remission, is prepping to release their newest EP, The Great & Shallow. This EP would be the second studio release from the band recently signed to Poison Tree Records. The Great & Shallow can currently be streamed on their Facebook page.
Across the pond in Bedfordshire, England is In Remission, a melodic hardcore/ prog rock band. They’ve gathered their accolades in the UK, performing at festivals and being played on BBC Introducing. With their new EP dropping next month, the band can look forward to gaining more fans, both in the UK and America.
“Fractions” opens the EP with its lively drums and guitars. The song, from which the EP title comes from, is the most aggressive on the album, with sick breakdowns and harrowing vocals. The song highlights the musical talents of Tom Norman (Guitar), Rodney Smith (Guitar), Dan Reeves (Bass), and Tom Edwards (Drums), as well as the vocal ability of Daniel Lillie.
“Broken Notes” proves to be the textbook definition of melodic hardcore, with smooth guitar riffs and operatic vocals mixed with hard-hitting drums. The emotion-filled vocals lament the poetic chorus:
I can’t be the only one
Who could read
Who could see right through you
“Discipline” opens with a 30 second instrumental intro, a medley of bass, guitars, and drums. The medley carries throughout the track, working together to create chorus chords and sick moments within the song. It’s a bit more upbeat than the other songs on the EP, but it fits in with the progressive rock approach. The ending itself is a production masterpiece (the album was produced by Jordan Fish of The Worship). The canty vibe in “Discipline” is interposed by the tedious guitar chords and heart-pounding drums of “Floodlights.” The song is full of gang vocals and Lillie’s captivating voice. The breakdowns compete with the vocals as the best part of the song, but either way, the song is amazing.
The subtle “woos” heard in “Ambitions,” making it the soon to be standout live track with guaranteed audience participation. Again, the band pays attention to the intro’s detail, with a peaceful and euphonious opening.
The EP closes out with “Solstice.” Edwards hits consistently hard beats, while Norman, Smith, and Reeves play melodious riffs. Lillie’s vocal abilities are unquestionable with the hint of falsetto, as well as the long notes he manages to hold. The lyrics also gracefully makes atmospheric terms sound beautiful.
In Remission definitely has something going for them. With a versatile sound and similarities to System Of A Down and 30 Seconds To Mars, the band EP is sure to be well-received by fans and new listeners.