TUNE Black Palms - Turned To Ash
Human existence is brief but intense. We burn with powerful emotions and treat one another with kindness and cruelty. We ask ourselves who we are and who we should be resulting in potent and radical changes in the way we think and act on an individual and global level. But in the end, this tiresome personal struggle, a blip, will all end in ashes. The lyrics in this song are a metaphor for my frustration at the fragility of life and the meaninglessness of it all. ‘The stars will fade into the shade’ describing the ultimate fate of the universe.
I feel the lyrics and meaning echo the way the track bursts into life, simmering in verses, exploding in choruses, falling into a dizzying rollercoaster-like mid-section, before the inevitable last gasp.