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"Death is for the Living” (featuring Addam Robert Paul) (name​-​your​-​price download)

by Abbey Death

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Goth songs are best served spooky, and Abbey Death’s ‘Death is for the Living’ has got the spook! The best goth songs are also ones that you can dance to, and Abbey Death provides a grimly fascinating bout of gothrock and darkwave bliss.

The title comes from newscasts Valerie Abbey tuned into. She explains, “It’s been a year of deaths and close calls. However, only the survivors hear about it. I heard a friend say ‘Death is for the Living’ in regards to the news reporting lots of deaths as a way to grab our attention. It all grew so frustrating! To balance this, I started writing this brooding-abrasive yet chilly romanticized track to give a traditional dark intensity back to the meaning of death in a remote, stylistic statement.”

Evolving upon the sound they developed over the last 7 years, husband-and-wife duo Valerie Abbey and Abbey Nex built a new studio to record the highest quality Abbey Death material to date. Armed with new hardware and software, Abbey Nex is particularly thrilled with “being able to physically play electronic drums as opposed to programming them. Writing ‘Death is for the Living’ gives us the creative flow we strived to reach since starting this band.”

The single features guest vocalist Addam Robert Paul of ritual industrial band TheDestructPrinciple. His sheering vocals on the chorus bring the song to life. Abbey Nex reflects, “I am very happy Valerie asked Addam to get in on this. His vocal contribution puts this song in a wild new dimension. This single builds in and out from moody to powerfully heavy music overlayed with fantastic vocal harmonies.” Addam is a longtime fan of the band and reflects, “Hearing the soundscapes they crafted – and Valerie’s haunting vocals – touched me at a specific time of mental turmoil and culminated in a very potent and unsympathetic delivery of my current thought process.”

Pushing the boundaries, ‘Death is for the Living’ could be the summer-time sadness goth hit of 2021.

lyrics

Death is for the living
Distracted distortions
Waiting for us all thru a doorway in our minds
Waking up the masters
Controlling those monsters
Forgiveness of a world that makes us
Sacrifice.

I'm not really here I'm just projecting
I'm not really here I'm just projecting
I'm not really here I'm just projecting
On a higher level than you

Cosmic being transfer
Lost in secret stars
Destructing matter so much faster
When we can't control our thoughts

I'm not really here I'm just projecting
I'm not really here I'm just projecting
I'm not really here I'm just projecting
On a higher level than you

And unto another the constant need to recover
A moment's glimpse to discover how we're all broken
The color of somber each passing day growing longer
A waking fated ill horror as I can't control my thoughts

And the struggle is not against flesh and blood
But healing self-betrayal quickly and often
No matter how hard things get
Don’t get too attached.. And they all say this
But I don't know for sure.

And unto another the constant need to recover
A moment's glimpse to discover how we're all broken
The color of somber each passing day growing longer
A waking fated ill horror as I can't (control my thoughts)

Constant shaking color fading as piece by piece we watch it fall apart
We didn't know it, we couldn't know it, they let it go as it's all becoming gray

I'm not really here I'm just projecting
I'm not really here I'm just projecting / higher than
I'm not really here I'm just projecting / higher than you
I'm not really here.

And unto another the constant need to recover
A moment's glimpse to discover how we're all broken
The color of somber each passing day growing longer
A waking fated ill horror as I can't (control my thoughts)

Constant shaking color fading as piece by piece we watch it fall apart
We didn't know it, we couldn't know it, they let it go as it's all becoming gray

I'm not really here I'm just projecting
I'm not really here I'm just projecting / higher than
I'm not really here I'm just projecting / higher than you
I'm not really here.

credits

released July 29, 2021
Music - Valerie Jean Abbey / Filip AbbeyNex
Lyrics / Vocals - Valerie Jean Abbey, Addam Robert Paul, Filip AbbeyNex
Written and Performed by Abbey Death featuring Addam Robert Paul of TheDestructPrinciple.
Recorded, Mixed, Produced by Abbey Death at Zondustrial Studios*
Valerie - Vocals, Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Synths
Abbey Nex - Drums, Programming, Lead Guitar, Synths, Vocals
*Addam Robert Paul's vocals recorded at CYBERIA.
Mastering: Martin Bowes / The Cage Studios
Cover Art - Tim Van Horn

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