In the aftermath of a lot of depressing music announcements this week, we have something wonderful to share with you today. It couldn’t be a more appropriate time for this to happen, but In Hearts Wake has made their triumphant return with “Worldwide Suicide.” Accompanied by a truly devastating video, the message of “Ecocide is Suicide” is expressed through and through.
In Hearts Wake proved to be yet another example of the incredible metal scene that sprouted from Australia throughout the 2010’s with memorable performances on Earthwalker and Skydancer. This new track’s sound expands upon the artist’s bouncy, in-your-face presentation by lyrically putting the world on blast.
In crafting this song, the band wrote in a post today: “During our time recording, the bushfires broke out back home in Australia. We felt helpless as we watched the crisis unfold from abroad. Lives were lost & over 1 billion animals died. Feelings of frustration & sadness. All we could do was pour ourselves into music.”
Here’s the best part: For every 1,000 views the video receives (which is sure to be plenty), the band will natively plant a tree to help recuperate the dismaying Australian environment. It is wholesome to see a band push this message and back it up as well. More In Hearts Wake is always welcome to my ears!