Two of the most consistently talented emo bands, Sorority Noise and The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, just released a new split 7 -inch. Sorority Noise contributed a slow spoken-word song with an intense build-up titled “Leaf Ellis”. If you are unfamiliar with Sorority Noise’s frontman Cam Boucher, he is very open about his substance abuse and depression in his dark emotional lyrics. In this track, he describes the wickedness that is, “Another day trapped in my thoughts.” Throughout the song he sounds worn out, solidifying the meaning he is trying to get across with his deep lyrics.
While The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die’s addition to the 7”, “Smoke & Felt”, is sonically varied from “Leaf Ellis”, it is a great song too. The song depicts the evils that are always happening around us, even as a kid. The song opens up, “I was a sheltered kid, but we hit each other with bats”, and then he goes further into the situation where another kid broke his collarbone, but if we saw that now it would not be as innocent.
Sorority Noise is hitting up Philly on November 4 with Free Throw and Ratboys at the First Unitarian Church. Tickets are still available here for pretty cheap. Seeing a show at The Church is an undeniably cool experience, so make sure you grab tickets soon because it is a small venue.