Northlane – Zero-One (Track Of The Day, 13th May)

Our Track Of The Day today is chosen to celebrate the fact we get to see Sydney metalcore band Northlane tonight.

“Zero-One” is a powerful track from Northlane’s Mesmer album (released 24th March). As we discovered in our review of the album, “Zero-One” calls toward the same new sense of awareness that Northlane’s track “Intuition” does. It refers to falling into dream states to gain awareness, our knowledge (‘mind’s eye‘) being blinded by things we decide to change from an unenlightened perspective.

“Like most of us I was misled into a swarm of noise and distortion
Eroding my deepest thoughts before my inner voice had spoken
To remind me I’m gifted with the power to dream • To see what has
Never been seen • But I handed it over, consumed by culture
Cloaking the eyes of the visionary”

The final word of the lyrics is ‘Hypnosis’, which with Mesmer as the title is likely referring to the technique of hypnosis as being one way to tap into those deepest thoughts, visions and inspirations.

Musically “Zero-One” at the introduction takes a sped up sound effect and slows it down, mirroring the description of a ‘swarm of noise’. There’s heavy urgency relating to reclaiming your life, and being aware of what you/we are actually capable of!

Take a listen to “Zero-One”, as well as the rest of Mesmer and share with us what you thought via Facebook or Twitter.

Kel Burch

Creator and caretaker of Depth Mag, Kel uses her superpowers of empathy, word-weaving, and feeling everything deeply, to immerse herself in music before returning to reality to write about her experience with it. [Loved the read? Shout Kel a latte.]

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