Highly acclaimed Rock crew ORESTEA return with their new album ‘Elements’, out in stores from Friday 22nd September, and we have the exclusive track by track guide to the release.
Track by Track
Welcome to Surviville: A throwback to the band’s heavier roots. Punchy, catchy and powerful this song is set to be a staple in the bands live set for years to come. Lyrically, this song is about drawing on the best of your abilities and strengths to get through a situation, being the truest version of yourself and learning when to ignore advice from people that don’t want to see you succeed. A video for this song has been premiered via Punktastic here – http://www.punktastic.com/radar/video-premiere-of-oresteas-welcome-to-surviville/ .
Here’s the Plan: An anthem for the unlucky. The band originally recorded the demo for this song in 2013 and it was intended as a standalone single, which is ironic considering the subject matter. A song all about those plans we make in life that simply don’t work out the way we thought they would. This upbeat and rhythmically erratic track has been part of the bands live set for a few years now. For fans of early Lower Than Atlantis.
Elements: The title track, and the bands second single from the album. This song is a singalong summer rock song that is bound to get stuck in your head. This song is about taking chances and not worrying about being unsure what the future holds. With empowering lyrics such as “We’re just shooting in the dark every day, but that’s ok.” Sometimes we haven’t got a clue what we are doing in life but maybe that’s alright?. Watch the video for it here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbcsVFPow_4
Ghost of Letting Go: A darker and heavier track from the album all about separating reality from dreams and wishes. Lyrically, this song was written about cutting someone close out of your life, but looking back at what that person used to be and wishing that they could have that “version” back, regardless of how farfetched or impossible that wish might be.
Alive or Just Existing: This track was the first song released from the album. The band released a lyric video for this track to introduce the new material to their fan base – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbVWFCuIlAw&feature=youtu.be . Fast paced, up-tempo this is already proving to be a hit live and lyrically, serves as a reminder to make the most of every experience that comes to you.
Getaway: Intimate and soothing, a rare ballad from the band. A song about support and silver linings, written from the perspective of someone who internalises stress and worries until a point where it begins to eat away at their self-worth, finding solace in having someone in her life who understands how to recalibrate her.
Eggshells: Mid paced and lively, this song is fast becoming a fan favourite in the bands live set. A lyrical kickback at the relentless gossiping and bitchiness that most people experience at some point in their lives. Sometimes people are wired to dig for stories that either aren’t there, or are extremely uninteresting.
The Wreckage: A song that would be at home on the soundtrack to a dystopian movie. Cinematic and powerful. Based on a story where our main character has spent many years fighting oppression – to now find they are in a position where it is over and they aren’t quite sure what to do with what remains of everything that they knew before the war.
Got Your Back: A song about striving for fearlessness. Lyrically this is written as a conversation between the optimist and the pessimist in all of our minds. Optimism tells you to keep on trying but Pessimism worries what will happen when we fall. Hooky and lively and already one of the bands favourite songs to play live.
Burning Bridges: Slow, dark and empowering. A far cry from anything the band has previously written and an album closer which may surprise existing fans of the band. Written around the theme of slowly drifting away from someone. For fans of PVRIS. The band currently plan to release this as the third music video from the album.