Her Chariot Awaits around Spanish lead singer Ailyn (ex-Sirenia) and American guitarist and producer Mike Orlando unleashed a new single from their upcoming self-titled debut album. “Dead & Gone” also comes with a brand new music video. Watch it below.
Ailyn on “Dead & Gone”: “Dead & Gone tells as a story in the first person of how it feels to have been neglected and abandoned by somebody, in this case, a biological father. It’s about the words the character, a woman wants to express to make him realize how he made her feel, and in a way put an end to that story in her life and be able to move on.”
On the writing of the song, Mike says: “The song came together musically starting with the verse guitar parts and the heavy bridge/solo section. From that point, everything fell into place as I wanted the chorus to drop more into a slower half time groove. Lyrically, it started as somewhat of a letter from my girlfriend Dana regarding her biological father. I then turned the basis of what she was trying to say into a more streamlined story and added a chorus and some key sections. A true story brought to life in a song and a powerful message that Ailyn delivered wonderfully.”
Orlando adds: “We had a great time shooting the video over the course of a few days. It takes place in multiple locations, which included an old Victorian style home and a beautiful modern farmhouse style home owned by my dear friend Nancy. Ailyn plays the part of a daughter who feels neglected and abandoned by her father. The video ends up outside with the band performing around a raging fire pit in an attempt to rid herself of all the memories and pain and move on. The final moment being encompassed by her tossing dirt on the flame, putting an end to the story and walking away.”
Her Chariot Awaits’ debut album drops on April 10th.