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Sometimes, the best place to begin is at the end. If you really want to dig deep into Illusory Walls, the fourth album by THE WORLDIS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE, it definitely helps to do that. Thats because epic closer Fewer Afraidall19 minutes, 44 seconds of itdoesnt just revisit the themes and ideas on the ten songs that precede it, but also offers a self-aware summary of the Connecticut bands entire history. Its the conclusion of all the stories within the record as well as a nodto all the lives that helped make themlittle glimpses of everything thats come before, on both a micro, immediate level, and amore universal one. That song is a higher level look at my whole life and the whole world, explains vocalist/guitarist David F.Bello, as well as the album, our band and our discography. It places the band in the context of the rest of the world, as if werelistening to everything that came before. It touches on all the themes of the previous songs, but there are also callbacks to songs
from earlier in our career. But in this song, theyre the object, not the subjectIm talking about a world in which these thingshappen, not talking about these things happening.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the bandcompleted by Steven K. Buttery (drums and percussion), Joshua Cyr (bass/vocals) and KatieDvorak (vocals/synth)had nothing but time to realize the full extent of their musical and thematic aspirations. And so, four yearson from lauded third album Always Foreign, they were able to make what is undoubtedly the bands most ambitious and epic record todate. Written and recorded remotelya first for the bandIllusory Walls takes on the weight of human existence while its bucklingunder the pressure of todays near-dystopian society. Personal anxieties and political struggles collide with a series of portentous,apocalyptic and dramatic tunes, resulting in some of the darkest music the band has made since forming in 2009.

Sometimes, the best place to begin is at the end. If you really want to dig deep into Illusory Walls, the fourth album by THE WORLDIS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE, it definitely helps to do that. Thats because epic closer Fewer Afraidall19 minutes, 44 seconds of itdoesnt just revisit the themes and ideas on the ten songs that precede it, but also offers a self-aware summary of the Connecticut bands entire history. Its the conclusion of all the stories within the record as well as a nodto all the lives that helped make themlittle glimpses of everything thats come before, on both a micro, immediate level, and amore universal one. That song is a higher level look at my whole life and the whole world, explains vocalist/guitarist David F.Bello, as well as the album, our band and our discography. It places the band in the context of the rest of the world, as if werelistening to everything that came before. It touches on all the themes of the previous songs, but there are also callbacks to songs
from earlier in our career. But in this song, theyre the object, not the subjectIm talking about a world in which these thingshappen, not talking about these things happening.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the bandcompleted by Steven K. Buttery (drums and percussion), Joshua Cyr (bass/vocals) and KatieDvorak (vocals/synth)had nothing but time to realize the full extent of their musical and thematic aspirations. And so, four yearson from lauded third album Always Foreign, they were able to make what is undoubtedly the bands most ambitious and epic record todate. Written and recorded remotelya first for the bandIllusory Walls takes on the weight of human existence while its bucklingunder the pressure of todays near-dystopian society. Personal anxieties and political struggles collide with a series of portentous,apocalyptic and dramatic tunes, resulting in some of the darkest music the band has made since forming in 2009.

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Format: CD
Label: EPITAPH
Rel. Date: 10/08/2021
UPC: 045778773329
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Illusory Walls
Artist: The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
Format: CD
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Sometimes, the best place to begin is at the end. If you really want to dig deep into Illusory Walls, the fourth album by THE WORLDIS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE, it definitely helps to do that. Thats because epic closer Fewer Afraidall19 minutes, 44 seconds of itdoesnt just revisit the themes and ideas on the ten songs that precede it, but also offers a self-aware summary of the Connecticut bands entire history. Its the conclusion of all the stories within the record as well as a nodto all the lives that helped make themlittle glimpses of everything thats come before, on both a micro, immediate level, and amore universal one. That song is a higher level look at my whole life and the whole world, explains vocalist/guitarist David F.Bello, as well as the album, our band and our discography. It places the band in the context of the rest of the world, as if werelistening to everything that came before. It touches on all the themes of the previous songs, but there are also callbacks to songs
from earlier in our career. But in this song, theyre the object, not the subjectIm talking about a world in which these thingshappen, not talking about these things happening.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the bandcompleted by Steven K. Buttery (drums and percussion), Joshua Cyr (bass/vocals) and KatieDvorak (vocals/synth)had nothing but time to realize the full extent of their musical and thematic aspirations. And so, four yearson from lauded third album Always Foreign, they were able to make what is undoubtedly the bands most ambitious and epic record todate. Written and recorded remotelya first for the bandIllusory Walls takes on the weight of human existence while its bucklingunder the pressure of todays near-dystopian society. Personal anxieties and political struggles collide with a series of portentous,apocalyptic and dramatic tunes, resulting in some of the darkest music the band has made since forming in 2009.

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