Forthteller have released an audio visualizer for their new track “Tiresias”. The clip was created by Chuck Burns of Hardcore Casual Media. The song is the lead single from the group’s upcoming Nihilist EP. Drummer Thom Schultz comments:
“The Nihilist EP is an examination of the struggle of human kind to justify its existence in contemporary society. In the wake of modern secularism, there has been a considerable loss of purpose and meaning for the individual and society as a whole. We are creatures obsessed with finding meaning and purpose, but are constantly told that we have neither. As a band, we wanted to ask the hard questions and bring to the foreground the struggles associated with having no meaning or purpose.
‘Tiresias’ fits into that framework by addressing the ideas of lust/love. Written in sonnet form, the song is a group of two sonnets that critique both contemporary and historical ideas associated with love and lust. As we seek to gain meaning and purpose through ‘finding love’, we often get lost in the act of consuming another individual and losing ourselves in the infatuation. Instead of finding meaning and purpose, the individual is destroyed by their own desire.”
The Nihilist EP is scheduled to hit stores on July 7th through Imminence Records. Pre-orders can be secured here.
Nihilist EP track listing:
1. “Of Nothing”
5. “The Crux”