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“A View From Within” – The Riff

Sef invites you in his universe of sounds & noises, of pedals, amps and guitars, and lets you discover the recording of the riff used in the song “A View From Within”.

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“A View From Within” – Artwork Video

If the images created by the sounds, the noises and the lyrics of “A View From Within” would come to life… Unmoving, in a crowd yet alone, a fierce battle of self between what is and what should be, between the truth and our own self-made illusions. What images do YOU get from this song?

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Every Shadow Is A Curse – A View From Within In English

If you have listened to “A View From Within” even only once, you have probably noticed the lyrics that are in Japanese in the song. Here are the original lyrics, as written by Alex, before they were translated.

Every shadow is a curse
for true daydream breather
As we blossomed in the lights
of a new whirl of desires
Any whisper is a gift
worth a thousand cranes’ prayers
As we’re kneeling before dawn
dressed in new soulmate garments

As I was in studio with the band, I was privileged enough to hear a conversation they had concerning the reasons why Alex wanted to add Japanese lyrics to the song…

The Japanese section of the song “A View From Within” is meant to represent the light we’re all looking for, contrasting with the darker, somber lyrics that are used previously in the song.

Your kick stung right through my will
Sucked my desires forevermore
Your bites are no stranger to my skin
As you left me on the floor
Slow motion death as only view from within

The light, in an unknown language, is what we do not always see, what we may never notice around us, but that are nonetheless true and powerful testimonies of hope. Light, as weak as it is, remains faithful to the very essence of its nature.

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A View From Within – About The Song

The most atypical song written by Your Favorite Enemies, “A View From Within” has some nocturnal, licentious, sensual, ambiguous and self-doubting tones, offering a reflective perspective of the inner conflicts defined by a modern hedonistic way to live fantasies and by the desire to live pure everlasting emotions. Alex Foster’s vocal performance discloses that “lustful” type of personal struggle, as he brings us into an intimate whisper that defies conventions and invites us to lay down the fearful nature of our inhibition. As the band brilliantly leads us in a raving, luxuriant blend of waving atmospheric guitars and languorous keyboards, tiding dazedly over a gasping groove. And, for Foster’s every “multiple layers of understanding” lyrical approach, the addition of a Japanese female murmuring counter part gives “A View From Within” quite an intriguing essence, as the nature of the song could be way deeper than the sultriness sensation it initially gives your senses. You might find yourself in a passionate love affair or into some deep spiritual contemplative surrender. This is Your Favorite Enemies’ unique ability to touch both ends of the emotional spectrum without any compromising detours… it’s clear, it’s for everyone to find their way now.

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