Fireproven have released a thought provoking lyric video to accompany their new single Waves of Extinction...
The video was made by Jarno Sirviö, who has done videos for the band before. Drummer Nuutti Hannula explains that a lyric video was the only option for this song:
”We decided to make a lyric video, for otherwise these important lyrics wouldn’t hit listeners’ consciousness as intensively as we want to. When focusing on the lyrics while listening to the song you might get a whole new perspective even though the song was familiar to you. Jarno did a great job once again.”
Almost a movie-like composition, the words of Waves of Extinction speak about climate change in two layers; via destruction and on the other hand via hope.
Nuuti continues, “Climate change and its impacts were a huge inspiration for the lyrics. There are two timelines in this song. In the first one the destruction has already happened, and we live in a post-apocalyptic world. In the second's timeline we’re in this moment where we want to save the world, but our actions for a big change are insufficient. The purpose of the song is not to depress listeners or make them lose faith in change. It’s just observation of an actual subject in a story-like form.”
Fireproven’s vocalist Sanna Solanterä says the subject of the song is major for her, too, saying it’s one of the most versatile songs she has ever done.
“Waves of Extinction’s mood and dynamic variation together with odd time signatures hit me hard right from the start. The subject of the song is very important to me as well. Nuutti composed a masterpiece, and because of that it was easy for me to write the melodies. I don’t think I’ve ever used my voice in this many different ways in just one song. There were moments during the recordings when we couldn’t stop laughing for at first I was doing low growls, then these soft clean vocals, then higher growls and the next moment high clean notes. It felt crazy, but the result speaks for itself”