This week, we're taking a closer look at the opening track on our 2019 EP Theatres of the Mind, 'Litany'.
An introductory track is something that many concept records use to set the scene of the world in which their music takes place, and 'Litany' does just that.
Originally titled 'Epilogue', the lyrics of 'Litany' fall at the end of the Theatres of the Mind storyline, and see the two protagonists sitting atop the mountain that overlooks The City of Wires, serenely watching the world come to an end.
The chord progression that underpins the track is a motif which returns throughout the record, a technique that we have always loved in many of our favourite concept albums. The eventual song name was chosen to fit with this idea of a repeated theme, and it was originally written as part of the following track, 'Pt. 1: Alexithymia', but eventually separated from it in order to show the difference in chronology between the two songs.
It was the first piece of music to be written for what would eventually become the EP, and serves as an introduction to our live set as well!
Listen to 'Litany', and Theatres of the Mind, here: https://spoti.fi/2BHMTAg