New York-based rock act Vajra are now streaming their soaring new single "Sever the Tie", whose chorus is absolutely going to get stuck in your head for the rest of the day. The video for the song is the fifth chapter of a short film written, produced, shot, and edited by vocalist Annamaria Pinna and bassist David Sussman. The series is inspired by the Sumerian classic hero myth, the Descent of Inanna.
"If astrology is any indicator, with five planets in retrograde, we should have predicted that this year would be full of twists and catalytic turning points," said vocalist Annamaria Pinna. It was challenging for most of us, but change is scary, especially when we experience growing pains. 'Sever The Tie' couldn’t be more fitting.
"The song is about having the courage to dissolve the idols of the tribe, and to give ourselves permission to explore the irrational. It is about digging deeper into our own sense of awareness and paying ‘attention to the man behind the curtain.’ When we see things as they really are, we can then let go of those situations, people or perceptions in order to clear space for a more evolved version of ourselves. While change from a familiar’s embrace is difficult, it is also exciting. As it is said, ‘the darkest hour is before dawn.’ I believe we are on the cusp of something greater for ourselves individually and for society as a whole."
Vajra will release their new album Irkalla on January 15, featuring drums by Blake Fleming (ex-The Mars Volta). Pre-order the album here.