Alive Alone debuted the video for its latest single this week.
The band recently released a statement explaining the album’s overarching lyrical concept.
“Therapy is an exploration of human emotion, journey through depression & mental health treatment,” the statement reads. “It tells a story that starts with loss, spite, & hopelessness, and leads toward hope and healing.”
1. Death in Pretty Flesh
2. Can’t Take
6. Not Now
The “animated” video for ‘Death in Pretty Flesh’ features an unidentified subject facing his/her emotions, at one point even facing a therapist-type figure. As the song nears its end, the subject reaches a desperate point.
The song’s musical arrangement is pure garage punk. Front man Ricky Bravo’s vocal delivery couples with the guitar work of his band mate Mike Bravo and bass line of Andre Santucci to form a solid foundation for the arrangement. Drummer Danny Serrano’s time keeping and fills throughout the nearly two-and-a-half minute song to make this work a presentation that while short, is a firecracker of a work, and a powerful intro to the EP. The song’s lyrical content couples with that infectious, impacting musical arrangement to make the song stand out even more.
The song’s lyrical content comes across as being very introspective and matches the visuals in the song’s video. Being the opener for the band’s third EP, the noted depression and mental health concerns are voiced directly here.
Ricky Bravo sings in the song’s lead verse, “Backed up/Am I lost/Are we perfect now?/I’ve got a little left inside my bag of tricks/You’re not the only one/In the car, in my head, in the house, on the meds, in the line at the shop when I’m tucked into bed/Every note, every crutch, every run, every f***/Did I fake what I was?/Did I kill what I-/Kill, kill, everybody kills/Everybody lies/But they never stand still/I feel, feel, feel it in my face/I feel it in my heart, yeah I feel it everyday.” Bravo continues in the song’s second verse, “I’ve got nothing left/Can’t tell what you want from me/By the way I look/Why would you try to save me?/We need time to let go/Tongue tied and my breath is stuck/I got a lotta less brain and a lot less luck/Bled out, I wonder why I stay/It’s okay, it’s okay/Fill out out/I wonder what they’ll say/It’s okay, it’s okay.” Again, this comes across as someone who is going through some heavy thoughts, yet instead of being down on himself/herself, the emotion is clearly a lot more intense. It’s like that person’s thoughts are racing, and in turn the person is just trying to process everything. It is an interesting presentation that many listeners will find accessible, especially when this is considered with the song’s musical arrangement.
More information on Alive Alone’s new video and single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at Alive Alone’s official Facebook page.
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