End of Chapter By Mantas
‘End of Chapter’ examines the same topics as the first one as it is a sequel to our self-titled EP. It’s more like an emotional journey through our vocalist’s thoughts on society, social norms or life in general. We never intended to put some statement or send some message it’s just our way of expressing ourselves and helping others to express themselves through connection with the album. During the whole writing process of the album, we never paid much attention to boundaries or some structure. If we felt like putting something, we did that and moved on to other stuff. We feel like if an idea was in your head, it was supposed to be there and we don’t search for an excuse to remove it. All songs in both our albums were put in the same order that they were written that’s why we encourage people to listen to our albums in full so to experience the whole creational journey that we took while writing it.
The whole album consists of our thoughts and ideas that were sitting in our heads for quite some time. I think that almost every artist has a personal relationship with his creation and it reflects him. I would say it’s pretty personal to us. Sometimes I get the feeling of being naked emotionally knowing that others can hear/see your inner thoughts or feelings out in the open through the album.
We can see that more honest approach in creating music gets more of its deserved recognition nowadays. Same generic riffs that you heard all the time before in different bands get old and boring, so I guess people are searching more of an inner connection with music these days. I can’t say what would be the next “it”, but I would say that any music that has strong emotion that drags you in is the way to go.
The whole purpose of music or art, in general, is to express yourself or to show your point of view on any given topic so putting boundaries on it, gets in the way of the whole process. It loses its frankness and honesty, and you start to lie to yourself. We tend not to mix our music with politics. Generally speaking, losing free speech gives you the same effect as mentioned in the previous question, it corrupts the whole process of creating arts. People should be entitled to express their thoughts without any restrictions. But at the same time society should be educated not to take seriously or believe in every crazy idea that they hear.
Belief to us is being able to reach some conclusion in certain periods of our lives and being able to move on searching for new answers. Or questions to answer. And so that you mentioned religion, we’d like to add that we’re not mixing religion with our music nor we are religious people ourselves, but we don’t discriminate beliefs of others. If believing helps you cope with yourself or helps you find purpose in life, so be it. As long as this belief system doesn’t involve things like hurting or humiliating others.
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