Symphonic metal band Gone in April is paying tribute to the healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘The Power To Heal‘ Wednesday. The song is the third single from the band’s 2019 album Shards of Light, following the premiere of the songs ‘If You Join Me‘ and ‘Empire of Loss.’
The lyric video for ‘The Power To Heal’ places the song’s lyrics over images of items, such as hospitals, medical journals, and blood cells as the song’s symphonic metal style arrangement plays over it. It should be noted that the lyrics are not always easy to follow in the video due to the way in which they are presented. Additionally, trying to follow them, what with the flashing that they do, can potentially cause problems for those who suffer from epilepsy, so that word of caution is necessary.
The machine gun-fast time keeping from the drums pairs well with the equally precise guitar work and bass line. Meanwhile, the juxtaposition of the operatic vocals and guttural death metal growls for which the band has come to be known, makes for its own share of interest.
The band explained through a prepared statement how the song’s lyrical content pays tribute to the world’s medical front line workers.
“As we get closer to 2021, we look back on 2020, and think about how our lives have changed due to the pandemic,” the statement reads. “We are extremely grateful for all the dedicated healthcare workers that have given, and continue to give everything they have, and for so many months in a row. We salute your courage, your devotion and your strength. Many of us in the band have either worked in healthcare, or have close family that do. In the song ‘Power to Heal,’ from our album Shards of Light (2019), we put ourselves in the shoes of a physician, experiencing both the victories and the struggles attached to the profession.’
“We wish all of you a happy new year, with the strong hope that 2021 will be the year where we can put these trying times behind us,” the statement adds. “To 2021 and awesome times to come! Many thanks to Wayne Joyner who created/animated the lyric video!”
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