Friendship and friends play a huge part in the human experience. Without it, life would be bland and devoid of color. Deficient of joy and a spirit of discovery, to be friendless makes it harder to navigate the world we live in. Sure there’s always family to keep us afloat but being in the company of friends still hits different. Like a gentle breeze, they uplift us to cloud nine in their own little way or back to earth when we’ve fallen down head first on the ground.
As sparkly as any jewel, Australian band Worlds Beyond shimmers in the light with their song ‘Awaken From The Mortal Dream’. Released last July 23rd in all major streaming platforms as part of their debut album. Worlds Beyond’s ‘Awaken From The Mortal Dream’ is a track about friendship – a friendship in shambles. About to self destruct at any given moment, it shows us the ill effects of backstabbing and betrayal. As the lyrics would say “I left the knife in my back to make sure I never forget. All the second chances you had. I left the knife in my back to make sure I never forget…”. Ahh the pain! The agony of losing someone close to your heart.
With a voice that awakens the senses and instrumentals that soar through the heavens. Worlds Beyond proves to us that rock isn’t just about making loud sounds, it’s about making noise that matters. A full fledged screamo metalcore tune that goes hard through and through sending shivers to the spine. ‘Awaken From The Mortal Dream’ pokes on our happy bubble a bit and inserts a sentiment that friends are capable traitors too. In fact they’re tougher to deal with because they’re similar to double edged swords that can cut you open without even you noticing. “I lost a brother, a wonder beast I… I sought a lover, to drown in the depths of her dreams (drowned in the depths)”.
So if you’re looking for a song to wake up your slumbering soul then Worlds Beyond’s ‘Awaken From The Mortal Dream’ is the right pick for you. Turn up the volume, and save it on your playlist. Most importantly be careful who you let it into your life because keeping around a wolf in sheep’s clothing isn’t a mortal dream- it’s a fatal nightmare.