to us, and then I was like, 'Yeah, it's kind of weird.' [laughs].
The first single, 'Trip The Darkness,' is about facing your darkest hour without fear. Typically, our lives are pretty normal until something hits, an illness, an accident, something where we would have to face our darkest hour. Is it autobiographical?
It's not an easy topic because people might misunderstand and take it as the wrong message like, 'Oh, you have to be dark in your life. You have to be negative. You have to embrace the darkness in your life.'
The fact is that people don't think about the fact that life itself is made of ups and downs, of good and bad, so this song means, at least to us, the fact that you just have to obviously find the light at the end of the tunnel. You have to embrace the darkest moments because they are part of life itself and they could be good, even if it doesn't sound right, because they can bring out a different type of emotion.
They can make you think about yourself; they can make you realize what you're missing or what you're achieved in your life. In your darkest moments, it's where you really sit down and look inside yourself and think about what you're doing because when you're happy you do something mundane, something crazy, but you don't really sit down and reflect.
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What were experiencing at the time of writing the album. Were you happy?
I think this album started from a negative angle because some of the members experienced that moment, not being super negative but just life stuff - the loss of a person you love, some split in some of the relationships inside of the band - and that totally reflected in the songwriting. That's why the album is