Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle) Releases “Free and Weightless”; Album Pre-Orders Available Now
Life as we know it is as mystery. Even though we’ve lived for an x number of years, there are still things that we can’t explain completely. In fact, there are certain phenomena such as dejavu, and the Mandela effect to name a few that leaves us asking the familiar lines “is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy?”. Which is then followed by an intense air guitar session that could either take place in our rooms or in the comfort of our imaginations. Kidding aside though, to be alive isn’t just going through the motions. It’s an endless journey set in an open world filled with fetch quests, easter eggs, and simultaneous missions big or small.
No matter where we look, all types of media have tried their hand at explaining the meaning of life. Music is no exception to this. In fact, it’s one of the earliest forms that explored this topic. From old world acts such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Richard Wagner and many more. We now have modern day maestros like Billy Howerdel, a multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of the group A Perfect Circle trying their expertise at this timeless endeavor.
As for the song itself, if examined up close we could get the sense that this is an ongoing conversation with someone or something that you share intimate moments with. As much as there is an absence of the identity of the other, there lies an abundance of fondness. So much so, that it exceeds what is deemed as “normal” by societal standards when it comes to love. Here you can find striking statements such as “Take all that you need from me. Ready to surrender so I may be free and weightless”. Creepy yes, but if you’ve ever loved even once in your life, you’ll come to know that there are certain times that all sense of reality drifts away just to be with the object of your affection. A thought alluded to in Howerdel’s closing words which states “My ego sinks. It just melts away. Your lips describe confessions of secrecy. I want to be free and weightless.”.
With a thought-provoking song in hand and a new album in the horizon, Billy Howerdel’s quest to surprise us doesn’t stop there. As we speak, he is now preparing for a US tour that kicks off June 11th at Ventura, CA at the Ventura Music Hall. Here’s the full schedule:
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