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The story of

Afterwars

single / 2021-01-21
ambient folk / rhodes & vocals

The first release of 2021 somehow happened to be Afterwars. Created unexpectedly (as yet another of our 2nd-most-important-things), we put together only the sound of rhodes (a type of electric piano) and the voice to tell a story. Filled with post-war ambience, it is influenced not only by typical Middle Ages war you can imagine from either the Lord of the Rings-style of movies or Fallout game series... the song also reflects the actual, almost after-war-ish, covid situation, deaths & lockdowns.

"An ambient folk song. A pure sound of Rhodes and vocals tells the story of the post-war ambience."

Afterwars' feeling also corresponds to the moment Disney's Mulan enters a burned-out village - and with its music video, we tried to acknowledge the allusion, so strongly connected to the feeling as well as our personalities. Our music and songwriting style is, overall, considerably influenced by animation movies' music... did you know?

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& lyrics

nettle once brittle
 kneels on burning snow
 dandelion grove
 breathing ashes bitter
 
 an elephant-like hole in the ground
 don’t look in on the strangers
 eyes wide from the danger 
 disappeared with all the sound
 
 a doll holding a hand
 hands sleeping in, tight
 in their hold, no fight
 just dance with the twirling sand
 
 nettle once brittle
 kneels on empty plane
 once nest’s now a grave
 full of ashes bitter

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