ANNOUNCEMENT! Death Bells - Roman Candles

Photograph by Dakota Gordon

Photograph by Dakota Gordon

'Roman Candles' is Death Bells' first single from their forthcoming LP, due out in late 2017.

Cover photograph by Myles Pedlar

Cover photograph by Myles Pedlar

The song was written during the band's early stages. As the members of the band found new experiences in touring, loss and love, the meaning of the song came to manifest itself once again. 

Roman Candles is an unapologetic pop song, yet takes influence from the darkness of the world we live in. Lyrically the song draws parallels between substance dependency, by way of coping, and the nature of authority as a demeaning structure.

Life, like a roman candle, is expected always to reach new heights. Hinderances cause setbacks but the strength of the human spirit will always persevere. Nothing can ever be forced, because if you pick up a firework and try to change it's direction, you will lose an arm.