The mirror of every artist is his own work, and the search for himself creates the need for expression.
Even the instinct of creation is awakened by this need.
Through a musician and his experiences translated into notes and lyrics, a part of the listener is revealed as well.
Showing and leading the way to his own quest.
Fuel Eater, the band from Patras, in their second full-length album, “Soberian Kinship“, wonder “Who Am I?”
The music belongs to the whole band, though the foundation was the ideas of Thanos Dritsas (guitar) and Marios Sen (bass).
The lyrics part is taken by the band’s singer Gordon Kansas.
The melody was written in the midst of classic jamming, and the lyrics lined up the already prepared track.
Through them comes the album’s not-so-strict concept.
It’s no coincidence that the song in question came first on this album …
As the title question highlights the scourge of our time: Mental illness, as the band’s singer reveals.
In particular, at the ages between 25 and 40, the problem of depression and panic attacks is very severe.
Something that Gordon wants to highlight with his lyrics. In fact, the lyrical part lists the symptoms of a panic attack.
The highlight of this issue is not only the product of observation but also the personal experiences of the creators.
After all, “psychological frustration” complements the very courage of approaching this difficult issue.
An issue that you maintain from specific centers, such as medication …
… It is actually drug legalization and they make for a very profitable industry.
The subtlety and sensitivity of approaching this issue are great and not really negotiable.
The song about that particular scene, Stoner Rock, that is, got quite a lot of response from the band’s fans.
Especially in the first few presentations of the album, people embraced the song and even mentioned the issue.
This resulted in the fans and the band becoming one, just like a brotherhood, a family.
The message of the song is to accept the problem, without getting into the process of shrugging it off.
Ignoring the media, which presents it as a fringe behavior.
On the other hand, it urges the listener, when recognizing the symptoms, to support the sufferer.
It essentially urges him to prove the existence of a basic characteristic of humans: Of humanity itself.
When a song flirts with the Socratic notion of “knowing itself“, it certainly has a lot to say, but also shows a major power of music.