After signing with Drive-Thru Records in 2002, The Early November became a mainstream band in the mid-2000s. With The Room`s Too Cold and their massive triple album The Mother, The Mechanic and The Path, the band became known for their raw yet controlled sound. Then, in 2007, the band decided to take a break and then reunited and released the album Currents in 2012, which made us feel like an early November road to their new sound. And here we are, an explosive album from head to toe.
Since reuniting in 2011, The Early November have changed from typical early emo to upbeat pop rock. As The Early November forgo raw emotion and sound in favor of impeccable maturity, their new album showcases a band that has truly grown with us over the years, and Imbue will be a summer anthem for fans old and new alike.
After signing to Drive-Thru Records in 2002, The Early November became a mainstream band in the mid-2000s. With The Room Too Cold and their massive triple album The Mother, The Mechanic and The Path , the band became known for their raw yet controlled sound. Then, in 2007, the band decided to take a break and then reunited and released the album Currents in 2012, which gave us a feel for how they dived into their new sound in early November. And here we are with ” Imbue ““, an explosive album from head to toe. Their emo roots are still there, but these songs hit harder than ever before. You might even catch yourself thinking that the production matches the blue color of Third Eye Blind… which is really good.
This album still has a fair amount of brooding tracks that are perfect for listening in a car with the windows down. The guitar-driven “Boxing Timelines” are memories of young love and the feelings that come with growing up and moving on. Ace Enders recalls the nuances of the early novels with sweet nostalgia… “Every note we wrote in the box / with every ticket from every movie I’ve ever seen / Every picture I come across blows my mind.” Like most of the tracks on this album, Ace deviates from any cliché and uses imagery and metaphor to shape the intended complex emotional vibes.
If we analyze this song separately, then the first lines begin with memories of something special for the author. The basement is an indicator of something eternal. The singer looks far into his heart, soul, to understand what worries him. Maybe it’s unrequited love, maybe it’s an unhappy childhood or some other events. The following lines also rewind time. Color coding – as the personification of the keyboard. The author tries to find answers to questions, but it is so far away that it is not at all easy to understand what is happening to him. The song is like a movie. There is a scrolling of moments before his eyes. He seems to remember everything, but he doesn’t.
It seems like he wants to forget, but it seems that everything around him reminds of the old. All these feelings are trying to break him. Already nerves are on the verge, depression is just around the corner. But he is quite a persistent person that even such strong, negative thoughts do not break him. Returning to the past, everything that happened then only tempers his courage. Again, in the life of every person there are both positive emotions and events, so “he is holding on.”
The lyrics of the song are rather monotonous, there are many words that are repeated, but this will only add flavor to this song. All of it is saturated on the one hand with emptiness, which can be seen even in the video, on the other hand, the strength of the author is also reflected.
Songs like this make you want to never give up. There is complete chaos in life – you need to solve this problem – if not by yourself, then with someone’s help. You can’t keep all the pain inside. Then just a breakdown can occur, which will degenerate into depression. Here in the song the line is just displayed, where he tries not to sink and cope with his fears.
After watching the video and reading the lyrics of the song, all these thoughts about the sad somehow load you. Thanks to such tests, you can analyze your actions in a given situation. You see how bad it can be if you don’t pick up the situation at the right moment and turn it in a different positive direction.