September Mourning have premiered an animated video for their new song “Hiding From Heaven” via Loudwire. This track is from the band’s new EP “Vol. III,” which will be released on December 13.
Emily Lazar said the following about the song:
“‘Hiding From Heaven’ speaks about our inner insecurities… how we all yearn for greatness – but sometimes the person that stands in the way of our success the most is ourselves. I believe we all have self-doubt to a certain degree. ‘Hiding From Heaven’ is about overcoming that doubt – it’s the greatest skill we can learn. The song is about having belief in yourself and practicing self-love so we can become our own hero.”
She also added the following about the video:
“When we set out to make a video for ‘Hiding From Heaven,’ we strived for a visual presentation that would represent the project in a creative manner. September Mourning is a trans-media project, meaning its concept is forged by a storyline that permeates throughout different mediums of art. One of those is the comic book aspect, whose storyline is a combative tale of life versus death. We took that idea and expanded the universe through animation.”
“Both Rich (Riven) and I are avid fans of not only current but vintage gaming. We took the idea of having one of our main characters, Claire, who is blind to the world of the living but can see reapers and the dead, playing a video game with reaper characters. It’s a fun nod to the characters in the story. We modeled the game after vintage combat games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. Our very talented animator Brad Uyeda is a fan of the September Mourning universe we created and wanted to help us expand. Frame by frame we brought the ideas to life.”