A look at the growing horrors surrounding the comfort of our homes.
As CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX inch closer to the arrival of Ellengæst via Season of Mist, the unit uncover a taste of their musical prowess one single at a time, the latest being Lost ahead of the album's October 9th release date. To bring Lost to life, they partnered with Guilherme Henriques to highlight the very real issues of poverty, world hunger, natural disasters, warfare and more, all being shared causes in one way or another. One is quick to complain of meager burdens while CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX turn our attention to a different set of concerns, concerns that require answers and endless support.
Frontman Justin Greaves comments on the track:
"As the quote goes from Belinda’s lyrics ‘The dangerous nature of an ignorant mind, the final fall for mankind.’ This line stands out to represent our feelings on the subject of global and human decline. Generally people know more of what happens in the world than they’re willing to face, instead they turn away and choose to ignore things that are uncomfortable or inconvenient. Well, we’d like to invite those people to be aware and maybe get some fucking empathy!
As for the song itself, Belinda really took the bull by the horns and wrote some of her best lyrics ever, and her delivery is perfect, along with Vincent who adds his powerful voice to the song. You can hear both voices with genuine emotions.
And the video. What can I say? Guilherme [Henriques] has blown us away with his visuals again. Working with the brief, he understood what we were wanting to put across and obviously connected with it as his video is perfect. It is brutal, sad, thought provoking and kind a tragically beautiful. Personally, I think if you don’t feel any reaction to this video then your dead inside. It is time to wake the fuck up. It is not about politics or religion or profit. It is about ethics, empathy, and integrity for social and global issues. We are all responsible.”
Check out the video for Lost below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.