This song may not be for the average hardcore fan: it is a slow, brooding piano instrumental plus vocals from the Canadian Opera Company. Band member Jonah Falco sums it up this way:
We were thrilled to work with singers from the COC, but when we had a chance to talk to them and get into the rehearsal space, we realized that we had less than 24 hours. We went in with a vague idea, tore it up, started again. We didn’t want to waste those singers in a half-baked punk song. Mike, our guitar player, came up with the shell of an idea of a singer who was lured from her art by the illusion of freedom, promised by a nefarious stranger. We were interested in creating a piece that seized the musical opportunity rather than addressing one particular moment, but the frame of the story–a person who is free leaving the structures in which they’ve grown to do something new only to have that illusion shattered by reality–is a very old narrative, and one that we see echoed throughout stories in this or any other year.
The band released it on their Canadian record label, Arts & Crafts.
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