Boston rockers Leaving Eden recently released their new album, ‘As Above So Below’, and to celebrate, we asked Eric Gynan (guitar/vocals) to tell us about the single ‘Green’. Here is the story :
It’s a bit heavy and has great harmony and melody. I have the impression that there is a good atmosphere and a good rhythm. Quick note; Titled “Green” because of the lyric line “And the sky turned green in the distance of a dream”. I didn’t know why I was writing this when I did, but several years later I noticed that somewhere in the country the sky was green. So a little prophetic one might say.
You can buy or stream our new album wherever these services are offered in the world. Where our songs are pretty much reality-based and lyrically driven, this new album gives you a glimpse into how we see things in the world today.
Well, as I alluded to, Leaving Eden’s single “Green” was written a long time ago. We have so many songs waiting to be recorded and released and sometimes some of these songs wait a long time before the public hears them for the first time. It’s pretty cool actually. Whether it’s Alyssa on keys singing backups, Jake on drums, Eve singing, Rick on base, or myself, everyone knows what they need to do to make this epic. Everyone has their unique ideas of what will work in this song and I really like the “Band” dynamic going on. You can really feel it. My brother Joey shot the footage for the video. It’s a lyrical video and we chose a cemetery for the scene. Because I wrote this so long ago, I’m not really sure what I had in mind at the time and I’m trying to make sense of the song, to understand what it’s about. acts. Green was almost “Another forgotten song, the one I wrote so long ago” (Lyrics to “Carved In Stone by Leaving Eden”).
I used to write and the words came to my mind so I wrote them down even though they didn’t make sense to me. I at least had the foresight to realize that maybe they could make more sense in the future. So what was it? Maybe an interdimensional song? It’s fucking crazy! I don’t know, you be the judge. Listen and let me know. The cemetery seemed appropriate to me. We wanted the video to keep moving as the beat dictates the song. When editing the video, we do all the production/editing in Leaving Eden’s Studio, I wanted to keep that movement but cutting it out/repositioning elements, so to speak, it looks a bit chaotic. At least that’s what we were trying to accomplish.
To hear is to believe. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and watch for yourself below and learn more about the album here
Isolated: Leaving Eden’s Green
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