You should always have a small space for death in a corner of your mind.
After all, death, like chaos, if you do not give them space and try to eradicate them, they will find a way out and explode.
Occupying, at the same time, the whole space, not allowing anything else to survive.
But if they find a small space of their own, they will perch there, coexisting harmoniously with all those real or imaginary things that we have in mind.
Death, (with many and varied interpretations as a concept), is a part of life and you cannot reject it, whatever idea you have about life.
“On the steps of the Underworld, the Nios (young) that descends, meets a Butterfly golden and rich”.
Gemma from Crete, spread their musical wings like a butterfly, which goes to the Underworld.
Although usually, as a symbol it defines the return from it, the rebirth and mutation of life itself.
“What are you looking for and asking in this black place, where the souls of unfortunate people are imprisoned.”
The name of the band comes from the book “Gemma” by D. Liantinis, which defines Gemma as a constellation.
This constellation leads to the exit from the philosophical labyrinth of the soul, it creates its own labyrinth of musical influences.
However, he does not hide any of his paths, on the contrary, he reveals the two ends of Greece, which were the inspiration for the song.
“Starting with two covers of songs from the musical tradition of Crete and Drama,” Butterfly “was our first attempt to combine our own compositions and lyrics …
Which were created separately and combined afterward – considering that the specific music creates the right atmosphere to highlight the story described with the lyrics “.
“The glow and the beauty of your golden feathers do not fit in the mud where your shadow falls.”
Post Rock musical nuances, located on the edge of Progressive Rock, meet traditional melodies.
The shimmering musical color hides (or reveals) a shadow.
A dark corner, which accompanies us almost from our first steps or even from our first breath…
This is essentially the theme of the song.
And in fact, its darkest shade is that of premature death, where a mother is forced to cry for her child.
“And the Butterfly cried and said to the Newcomer,” My son, I did not expect you so early, my dear. “
Never wipe a tear unless you first eradicate the pain that gave birth to it, say the wise men of Tibet on some steps (stanza *) of a lost temple.
But really, how can one erase this pain?
“The story of the song refers to the tragic event of premature death and the unequal battle against it.
The mother of the unfortunate young man turns into a brightly colored butterfly, so incompatible with the darkness of the Underworld, and meets her son.
“Maybe to save him, maybe to follow him … certainly refusing to accept reality.”
Every myth, every verse of a poem, or a song has its roots in the real facts.
Time, the companion of Oblivion, may change some names or even places, but it never forgets the essence of the story.
And he throws sparks of inspiration at musicians who have gained his attention through hard work and talent.
“Although the song is inspired by real experiences and describes the difficulty of accepting anyone with an unexpected loss – such as the untimely loss of a loved one, a similar dynamic feeling is caused by the emotional and mental” death “of the person in his own life.”
Music is not just a narrative, real or imaginary, nor just notes in harmonious coexistence.
There are many more, which are often difficult to discover.
“Apart from being a carrier of emotions and images, music often also functions as a conduit of ideas and perceptions between creators and listeners, and this interaction is, perhaps, the path that leads to the union of different worlds, thus creating a commonplace for all.
In fact, many times the emotions and images that are created in the listener differ from those of the creator, but this for us is one of the most beautiful elements of creation.
“If music manages to awaken consciousness, it certainly does not function as a burden or responsibility but only as a means of communicating with people with the aim of improving our world.”
The band mentions how they approach music as a whole.
Loss of soul…
So, every song, which sympathizes or just narrates some pain and the reason that created it, automatically has some moral lesson.
“It is a moral ‘duty’ of a person to fight to prevent the loss of the soul (of himself and those around him) but also to reconcile with the idea of real death, in order to continue his course in life.”
And this is the essence of this melodic “Butterfly”, as the creators of the song end up.
The butterfly is the symbol of the death of the caterpillar, but at the same time of its rebirth, now with wings.
Ready to leave behind the “earthly” burdens of a past and fly, free and away from them.
The fear of death gave this colorful insect the ownership of the symbolism of the soul, to paint, perhaps, the darkest corner of our own thoughts.