Our Track Of The Day might hurt a little. Sorority Noise released You’re Not As _____ As You Think in March via Triple Crown Records. “No Halo” is its first track.
“No Halo” comes with an intense music video, directed by Kyle Thrash, which has brilliantly captured grief in its many forms. Through Kyle’s eyes grief is forgetting that they’re gone for a moment, sitting in long silences, pouring out heartache in wrecklessness. Grief is seeking therapy and support, and finding pockets of intimacy regardless of the pain. It’s trying to make sense of it, feeling alone in rooms of people, and channeling agonising energy into other places, like running until you can’t run anymore, or starting a fight.
Watching these people wrestle (at times literally) with their loss, coupled with hearing Sorority Noise ooze confusion, regret and grief of their own, makes for something so intensely powerful that it’s almost overwhelming.
Sorority Noise’s frontman Cameron Boucher shared that “No Halo” is about having a friend pass away and still keeping them fondly in your mind to the point where you show up to their house forgetting that they’re no longer there. “It’s about struggling to keep up with the people you love when you’re away and how to be/how it feels to not be there for them when they need you most.”
“So I didn’t show up to your funeral
But I showed up to your house
And I didn’t move a muscle
I was quiet as a mouse
And I swore I saw you in there
But I was looking at myself”
The track builds in intensity by way of sound and lyrics, moving from confusion, through explaining/justifying, to regret and heaviness of this finality.
“No Halo” is beautifully done, on all fronts, and the video leaves us with one last punch to the guts with its final shot.