"'Ethereal Emptiness' is about the ferocity of negativity and the complexities that life can sometimes bring," said the band in a statement. "Often it can feel like the fabric of rational being is under attack. When I am faced with that adversity, rather than retreat into an archaic belief system, I regroup and recenter with the intent to find clarity and calm. I attempt to embrace what is rather than what could be. We should cherish that emptiness even though it can be intimidating. It is a true beginning and it’s up to each one of us what we do with it. Below are the lyrics which summarize this idea in a more poetic form."
Umbra Vitae is vocalist Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds), guitarists Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues, ex-Hatebreed) and Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth), bassist Greg Weeks (The Red Chord), and drummer Jon Rice (ex-Job for a Cowboy, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats).