If the images created by the sounds, the noises and the lyrics of “A View From Within” would come to life… Unmoving, in a crowd yet alone, a fierce battle of self between what is and what should be, between the truth and our own self-made illusions. What images do YOU get from this song?
“Well in fact, I think I would not be here today if it wasn’t for all of you. We wanted to honor you, from wherever you are around the world, because this band is what it is today because of what we’ve been sharing all together, what we’ve been building over the years, and this is what “Tokyo Sessions” is all about.“ – Jeff
Get a glimpse of the complete album in this video, and don’t forget to get yours on the band’s online store!
A text by Alex in answer to the Nice attacks:
So today, I must resolve to offer you my thoughts, my prayers… My brothers, sisters, friends and loved ones, while I know that my words cannot ease your suffering, or even comfort you, I can only express my most sincere and unconditional love to you… While different, it is this love that unites us and that will be able to build us up… “once more”.
“Empire of Sorrows” is a very significant song for the band. Not only is it the first song we wrote for the album, but it truly represents, on its own, the journey that the album is. It’s also the result of a moment we can refer to as the band’s resurrection. It’s a meaningful one.”
What is “Both Sides of the Gun” exactly? If we tell you it’s a show where no secrets are allowed, hosted by Jeff, on the band’s official fan club, where the band members expose themselves, would it give you a good glimpse? Watch this video to know what you’re missing out if you aren’t part of the club!
What if you could deconstruct a song, piece it out and isolate each and every one of its layers? Would the meaning be different? Would you recognize the song? Would you notice subtleties you had never heard before? Ben invites you into the mixing process of the song “Satsuki Yami (My Heartbeat)”.
“For the most part the lyricism throughout the album is poetic, a composition in their own right, adding more reasons to listen to this album countless times, with every listen, comes something new and mind expanding.”
ALBUM REVIEW: BIAM: Tokyo Sessions – Your Favorite Enemies
YOUR FAVORITE ENEMIES have delved deep into themselves to release a new incarnation of their Between Illness and Migration record, Deluxe: Tokyo Sessions, is a new interpretation of the album, with some additional new material.
The aim for this album, it seems, is to create an album that no matter where you come from, creed, colour and ethnicity is merely a forgotten formality the moment you hear this album. Its blend of musical styles all spear headed with an alt-rock sensibility has given the album conviction in its purpose. Regardless of preference, there is something for everyone to take from this, the various interpretations of the music has created an umbrella message in a sense, a unity through individuality if you will.
The compositions themselves are heavily melody driven, even on heavier tracks like Where Did We Lose Each Other, the focus remains on melody. The main factors that push this release to another level seems to stem from its foray into progressive territories, the depth and construction of the music shows a band very in tune with themselves, each other and their audience, at times bordering close musically to Kaleidoscope and in other occasions bordering on the side of Placebo, the diversity of this band is equalled only by their talent and their vision.
For the most part the lyricism throughout the album is poetic, a composition in their own right, adding more reasons to listen to this album countless times, with every listen, comes something new and mind expanding.
As Alex Foster proclaims in I Just Want You to Know, ‘We’re so much more than noise’, and nothing more could be true for this band and album, not one aspect of this album is noise or unnecessary in any sense. YOUR FAVORITE ENEMIES may not be a household name yet, but with messages as profound as the ones contained in this album, it won’t be long until they are.