Abilene’s Soothsayer Address Losing a Loved One in New Song “Eternal”
It was just a few months ago that Abilene's own Soothsayer released the final video, for "Aftermath", from their E.P. "Lost". Now, they are back with a hard-hitting track from their, yet-to-be-announced, forthcoming album.
As with all of their music, Soothsayer aims to write songs that are relatable in order to form that emotional connection with their fans. The new song, Eternal, is no exception. As a matter of fact, I feel this is the most they've "exposed themselves" lyrically, musically, and emotionally by writing a song that deals with losing a loved one.
We believe this song to be relatable to anyone who has ever gone through this kind of hurt and anger from someone leaving us too soon. We wanted to portray the pain of someone searching for their loved ones spirit to tell them how much they meant to you in life and how hard it is to move on after a huge hit of such a loss. [Justin Puente - Soothsayer]
We've all been there, whether the death was a surprise or not, blindly stumbling the path of anger, pain, and love as we attempt to reconcile the loss of that person who meant the world to us.
As previously mentioned, Eternal is a brand new tune that will eventually end up on Soothsayer's next album.
We are writing like crazy right now and hope to get back in the studio in the fall. It’s been a little difficult lately because we have had lots of shows and hardly any downtime but we are getting a rhythm down now between shows and practices to write and it seems to be working thus far.
We have no title yet, for us that seems to come after we start getting lyrics on everything and really get a strong vibe from the songs we decide to keep and put on the album. I almost want to say that is one of the last things we do, we procrastinate! [Kali Puente - Soothsayer]
The song, and video, are epic. I know that's a cliche term, but it truly is. You can totally hear the maturation of the band from their last E.P. and this new song. That, and the guitar solo in the middle made me break out my air guitar game for a bit.
WATCH the video in the player at the top of the page. Heck, watch it multiple times. It's awesome.
Overall, I'm incredibly proud of Justin, Kali, Timothy, Hunter, and Joshua, collectively and individually. They are truly representing Abilene, and Texas, metal with beautiful brutality.
While the song does not address, specifically, losing someone to addiction or suicide, I still feel it's important to let your friends and family know that you love them and that there's always hope. I've personally lost loved ones to both and would do anything in my power to bring them back as I miss them dearly.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website. Resource information is provided for free as well as a chat message service. To speak directly to a professional, call 1-800-273-8255. You are not alone and help is available. Every life is important.
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