Written by: Jen Dan
Photo courtesy of Zeitgeist
Leeds, England’s progressive rock three-piece Zeitgeist is unleashing new instrumental single, “The Brightest Stars Leave The Blackest Holes”, with an accompanying video, into the world. It’s a sonic meld of bright, spritely electronics, medium-range, measured piano notes, and traditional heavier prog-rock flourishes that pulses with energy and density.
The track is taken from the band’s Vacuums EP, which arrives March 17th.
Zeitgeist’s keyboardist Aleks Podraza comments on the song’s inspirations: “The tune in itself is about planetary death, and how nothing is permanent, no matter how big. The title can also be considered an allegory for human death, and how we miss the ‘brightest stars’ amongst us.”
Podraza continues, “I’ve spent a lot of time wrestling with my own existence and its meaning, looking up the different theories surrounding The Big Bang. One theory I came across was that The Big Bang was a result of a past universe being swallowed up by a huge black hole, but was so dense that the black hole collapsed and a huge explosion of matter happened. And here we are. So expiration and death, in accordance with this theory, are just part of our universe’s cyclic existence, which I found a comforting and inspiring thought.”
Zeitgeist is: Aleks Podraza (keyboards), Sam Quintana (electric bass), and Tom Higham (drums)
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