Heren Wolf recently released the single ‘Empire‘ which takes a painful loss and turns it into something truly breathtakingly beautiful. ‘Empire‘ immediately engulfs you in its majestic warmth, taking center stage to the world around you. In its simplicity there is depth, perhaps more importantly there is healing. It’s that type of song that will blow you away. Here’s what Heren Wolf had to say about ‘Empire‘:
Empire was born from a moment of profound desolation. When my dad passed away, everything around me became a little a bit more decadent and for a long time I felt numb to life and my sorrow. Although I wanted to release my grief, a strong sense of apathy had control over me. Empire talks about that annihilating sorrow that paralyses you. It is a song about the fragility of life in the face of death and the irony of having a life left to live but feeling devastated by a sorrow that cannot be externalised. I was suddenly made aware of the fact that even the most magnificent empire is bound to perish at some point.
I create music to make sense of all the sorrow and trauma I experienced, and I deal with every day. The bipolar disorder of my mum, the realisation that a dancing career I worked hard for was no longer available due to health complications, the death of my dad. I started to write songs to alchemise the grief and turn tragedies into beautiful pearls that could help me move through life with grace and could also give hope to other people.
‘Empire‘ is indeed a painful experience transmuted into a beautifully divine song. There are truly no words that can fully express how beautiful it is. It’s something you must hear for yourself. You can listen to ‘Empire‘ down below. Afterwards make sure you hit up your favorite music service so you can discover more music by these artists! As always, if you like what you hear then let’s keep good music coming by supporting these artists. Remember to follow the artist and spread the word! Artists Links below.