Dark, edgy and powerful, it is a song that means a lot to me. You can watch the video, read the lyrics and a short story behind the tune here.
“Life is just a miracle
No matter what we’re thinking, so?
What are we living no
Its driving us to nowhere land
Open your eyes to see again
What you’ve become, my God
In what a state you are
Living in times of violence
Of fear and absolution
Its time to stand up for yourself
Its time to face your lonely self
And I, looking straight up to the sky
Facing fears I can’t deny;
All I want to see is a clue
cause I don’t remember you
Life is just a vehicle
No matter what we’re thinking so?
What we were thinking no
A common known avoidance
Its turning Earth to wasteland
Heaven and Hell is everywhere
That makes life such an odd
in what a state we are
Sharing the same experience,
While looking for solution
Its time to look deep in ourselves
Its time to investigate ourselves
And I, looking straight up to the sky,
Facing fears I can’t deny,
All I want to see is a clue cause I don’t remember
I, looking straight up to the sky, facing fears I can’t deny,
All I want to see is a clue cause I don’t remember you.
And I, looking straight up to the sky, facing fears YOU can’t deny,
All I want to see is a clue cause I don’t remember you.”
I decided to wear my Nirvana tee for the recording session. I grew up listening to Nirvana, and my first ever attempt to drum as a kid was to their tune Smells Like Teen Spirit. I was obsessed with them, and since it is one of the bands that I truly fell in love with, I decided to “dress” for the occasion of finally recording the first song that I managed to write, while wearing an awesome t-shirt of a band that inspired me to become what I am now.
I came up with the main piano arpeggio and melody during a very intense period of my life. My dad was in the hospital literally counting his last days and my band with Scott James from the Stereophonics had just split up.
I have never again felt like that in my whole life. I was experiencing a great level of sadness and sorrow while discovering a state of existence and a side of myself that until that point; I did not know it was there. I’m overall a very positive personality but back then I was just overwhelmed by my emotions.
I was just living the moment and was not concerned about the future or the past. “Miracle” was a product of those times. The lyrics and melody of the song reflect it.
I was very angry and outraged so this was a conversation I was attempting to have with God himself (or whatever is out there). As always, it ended up being a monologue, never got a reply back but hey… its a very good and unique tune… I think… I absolutely love it. No Miley Cyrus shit (GO Sinead LOL) it is real music coming straight from my soul and thanks to that I managed to get a lot of the darkness that was in me during that period out.
A few things that I love using when I write lyrics is metaphors, oxymorons and antithesis. Did you notice that the last chorus twists the whole meaning of the song? That ‘YOU’ in capital letters has replaced ‘I’. For me God, the world, the Universe is what we make out of it. We are the Universe’s consciousness. Let’s all try to improve ourselves first and then seek for redemption. That’s the meaning of my song. Hope you enjoy the track!
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The album cover painted by one of my fans Heather L Gus and the chinese characters in the middle of the canvas mean ”Miracle”.
Video shoot and editing by @wemboss on Twitter.
Mastering by Skonrokk Studios. Recording by John Robertson.
Shoot Locations: The Limehouse Recording studios and the Mill Hill Music Complex.
E-Mute is a drummer, singer, songwriter who is using the piano and drums as his main instruments to compose. E-Mute before he decided to create his music was a professional drummer and has played with a lot of great musicians Pip Williams (produced Dido, Uriah Heep, Graham Bonnet) Bias Boshell from the Moody Blues, Scott James from the Stereophonics. His band is made of excellent musicians who help him out to either record or perform live.
Great melodies, dark edgy rock, electronica and philosophical lyrics.
Franz Ferdinand meets Muse, the Foo Fighters and Depeche Mode.
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