After a glimpse at the story's end with the Theatres of the Mind EP opener 'Litany', 'Pt. 1: Alexithymia' presents the first chapter of the record's narrative.
We're introduced to a man who awakens in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, seemingly with no memory of what came before. Mankind has become completely dependent on technology and has lost all semblance of humanity, existing as lifeless husks of machine-driven organic matter. Any remaining humans have been deemed a threat to the machine's existence and have been destroyed, creating the mass graves of the City of Wires.
Our protagonist appears to be the last human survivor, until he meets another who, like him, thought a companion only existed in dreams. Together they explore and fight to survive in this brave new world.
This was one of the first songs we wrote that broke out of a 'single' format and focused more on progression and development; despite this departure, though, the song evolves around the kind of anthemic chorus that we love to write!
'Pt.1: Alexithymia' and its sequel were definitely a new proggy era of writing for us, and one that we will definitely continue to develop in future releases.
Listen to the song here: https://spoti.fi/38pTDz0