OUTER ROOMS – “GREEN ZENITH”
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“‘Green Zenith’ is itself a reference to our late grandfather,” said Outer Rooms’ Sean Fitzpatrick (he/him). “He was legally blind, and when we visited his home, he’d always be sitting in front of a broken Zenith TV, watching either hockey or Kung Fu reruns. Our family would often sit and watch TV with him. No one ever commented on how the malfunctioning screen coloured everything in the picture a sickly shade of green.”
“Our grandfather was sick for my entire life, with health problems that resulted from his lifestyle prior to his grandchildren being born,” Fitzpatrick said. “He had several heart attacks, diabetes, and debilitating arthritis, and eventually passed away due to a severe stroke. The song is about how, out of a desire to preserve our relationships with the people we love, we often ignore or don’t mention worrying and longstanding behavior patterns that will make our lives worse in the long run. It’s a fatalistic story about alcoholism and a recurring dream I had throughout 2018.”
“Musically, the song takes off like a shot, and pushes and pulls against its own pace, like recurring heart palpitations,” he said. “Piercing, siren-like guitars, throbbing bass, chiming and pulsing keyboards, and drums that alternate between a stutter and a sprint all come together to build the chassis for the song’s self-destructive lyrical car crash.”
All Will Be Well And All Will Be Well Etc. Etc.
Release Date: November 6, 2020