12 Days of Static: Sorrow (1)

Sorrow Poster Online

12 Days of Static: Jill Janus takes you on a track-by-track journey through the new “Melodic Metal Masterpiece” by Huntress, out 09/25/15 on Napalm Records. Watch for posts here & join us September 10th-21st at www.HuntressKills.com

“Sorrow” poster by Phil Mucci, available in print & signed on our PledgeMusic page: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/huntress/bundles/15115

SORROW – Track 1

The album opens with “Sorrow” – this will be the first live action music video for Static premiering this month on Loudwire.com (date TBA).

Fans have come to expect sensational Huntress music videos, they’re a huge part of our legacy. Phil Mucci directed “Sorrow” and Starbound Beast’s “Zenith” (2013), which garnered several awards, including a Revolver Magazine Golden Gods nomination (2014) alongside Metallica, Lamb of God & Behemoth. Not bad for a little underground metal band from Highland Park! Phil Mucci brought us the treatment for “Sorrow,” inspired by 1970’s lesbian vampire films. Jennifer Luna (Sewceress) created beautiful costumes. So much time and money went into making this happen, we raised funds on our Pledge Music page where fans have been part of this journey from the start.

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The lyrics for “Sorrow” are a reflection of me as an angsty teenager obsessed with death and Dracula. Yeah, I had a poster of Gary Oldman in my bedroom. Most of the lyrics for “Sorrow” were written when I was 17: “Forever I’m your slave, chained to the wet lawn of your grave. Sorrow, can’t let go. I’m done with getting old, all I got is breath to hold.”

I wanted to write a melancholy thrasher, with my sadness and fury entwining. We intentionally wrote with “reverse prosody” as the guide, standard prosody being where the emotion of the lyrics and the sound of the music are somehow matched or aligned. If you get the prosody wrong it can make the song fall flat, but if you intentionally reverse it for affect you can get some great results. I learned this from my pal Angus Clark, fellow nerd and guitarist of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Daredevil Squadron.

Fun fact: Huntress always uses working titles for every song. Typically Blake Meahl will write music, I’ll vibe out on it, then write lyrics and vocal melodies. “Sorrow” was first titled “Kitten on a Dick!”

Sorrow

I’m high all the time
To keep you off my fading mind
And days slip away
Can’t keep my head or thoughts straight

Racing to death
My life is spent
Bury me

Forever I’m your slave
Chained to the wet lawn of your grave

Sorrow
Can’t let go
I’m done with getting old
All I got is breath to hold

My hate fuels the pain
I get trashed to fuck my brain
Thoughts breed regret
The future is my only threat

Sorrow
Can’t let go
Sorrow
Can’t let go
I’m done with getting old
All I got is breath to hold

Take me away from all this death

Lost in fading summer
I’ve become such a bummer
Like a suicide letter
This shit can’t get any better

Life really sucks
Someone please shut up

Give me decay
Take me away
Bury me

Forever I’m your slave
Chained to the wet lawn of your grave

Sorrow
Can’t let go
Sorrow
Can’t let go
I’m done with getting old
All I got is breath to hold

Lyrics © Jill Janus 2015

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