Worship: it’s our fear
Fear is the hidden side of love, the b-side that makes a record so special.
After 2 years of writing, “Worship” is out. The third album by A Place to Bury Strangers is a reflection upon the dark and depressing side of life. In Dion’s words (bass guitar), “I hope to think I’m generally an optimist. I’m a happy guy. But I think with this band we often take from the other side of life, which isn’t like that.”
I would say from the 3 albums this comes straight from the heart and goes straight into the heart. It all starts with “Alone” opening what’s clearly not a pop record. These 3 fellows “want to write stuff that’s like evil, that scares people.” (Dion)
“Onwards to the Wall” is part of the whole writing process between “Exploding Head” and “Worship”. This EP plays a very important role for the listener to understand a record witch is very much a DIY: they built amps and pedals, they recorded, produced, mixed and mastered the creation of constantly going one step forward and looking for the unknown.
Keeping yourself away from what’s unheard and unseen, it’s to save yourself from the fear of falling in love with experimenting. A Place to Bury Strangers are fearless.
Words: Augusta e Araújo