March 2019 saw Denver Colorado natives, Awake At Last joined by Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills for the release of the single from their summer album “The Change”. That was then and this is now so returning from that blend of Post Hardcore, Dark Pop and Alternative Metal they’ve delivered “Armageddon” and no, it’s not a power ballad based to the Bruce Willis film of the same name.
“Armageddon is a song that reflects the time in which it was written. It’s a song of loss, and uncertainty, but it’s also a song about hope, and the energy that connects all people together. The last year and a half was extremely rough for everyone and there were times where it felt like a blurred nightmare. It took me to a dark place and the only way I knew how to power through it was to take all of the energy that was building up and channel it into this song. The song plays out like a conversation with something that was lost whether it’s a person who was important to you, an ideal, or even pieces of yourself that had to be recalculated and reconstructed. It also explores how sometimes losing someone or something important to you really does feel like the end of the world. I wanted to capture that but I also wanted to paint the picture of the dark clouds passing and remind everyone that there’s always the balance of new beginnings. As we move forward from this very strange topsy turvy year we just had I hope that people can come together. Humanity isn’t perfect, and we all have our flaws, but we’ve always overcome our biggest challenges united rather than divided. Nobody should ever feel truly alone…” says the band’s vocalist, Vincent Torres before adding “We are a band that is built on the foundation of endurance and perseverance, and nothing we’ve accomplished has been easily accessed. I want our fans to know that the reason we are able to live this dream is because they continue to support us and allow us to do so, but most of all I want them to understand that whatever it is that nurtures their soul can also be obtainable if they strive for it and believe in themselves.” Imran Xhelili expounds on this, noting “As individuals, it can feel hard at times to find our own identity and our individual greater purpose. It all may feel rather heavy and bog us down constantly. However, we are here to take a stand and try to rise above all of that and be a respite for all of the darkness around us, as a shining light.”