"I wrote 'Room with a view' back in 2010 or possibly 2011. I played guitar and the song had lyrics and I used to sing it with three friends of mine in some sort of canon. Never recorded it though, until summer 2020, when I tried it out in an instrumental version in my studio.
My overall assessment upon hearing the album is that it is just as advertised. The first thing that comes to mind is Rock Opera. Operatic in the sense of over-the-top performance and dramatics. Anyone who has an ear for that legendary classic rock sound is sure to enjoy this record.
"During the first week of sales, all purchasers will be entered into a raffle to win the corresponding VML Live album. For example, this is DCxPC Live Vol. 5, so we will raffle off VML Live Vol. 5 Presents Sloppy Seconds. The album also includes a reversible cover, so fans can choose whether to display the class VML style or the band photo cover style."
Damp and sorrowful, "One Foot In" is an aching ballad of love that's starting to crumble away, and the vast amount of hope that is doing its best holding it all together. Poetic yet extremely open about all she feels, the lyrics sink right into your soul.
Out of this questioning came more questions, some relief, much introspection and the realization that, among other things, the “politricks” we’re subjected to are in the best interests of the already affluent. The only power we have over the oppressors is what we create in our lives and the love we share with our people. They don’t have that, and we do, and that's more powerful than anything. Greg JIritano AKA Lord Sonny the Unifier
""I’m Sure" was originally written some time ago purely acoustically - I picked it up again recently and decided to start experimenting with some electric guitar licks over the top. The song started to take on a new sound and so I started recording!" Ayrton Jimenez
The track was originally inspired by worries about health issues among Arne's dear ones, and it slowly evolved into a whole other story as the song started to unfold.
Our true liberation lies on the other side of our emotional pain. It is not possible to avoid it or to walk away from it. The only way is to head straight for it, embrace it fully and walk through with an open heart. I wrote this song called “Back To Myself” to remind you that we are in this all together and YOU ARE NOT ALONE! DAVA on the meaning of the new single
"We built this album around a space theme to reflect on feelings of distance, isolation, loss, introspection, and ultimately the relief of interpersonal connection. We wrote that which we felt while hunkered down in our own 'space ships' through the harrowing trials, and the few stolen moments of joy, of a global pandemic. As a lyric notes: "Every hour's a gift: The signals, the noise, the sorrows and joys." - What Strange Beasts