Apashe and Wasiu have previously collaborated on the tracks “Majesty”, “Legend”, and “The Landing.” Now, they are back with the introspective piece, “Human.” The song battles with battling ideas of morality, with the hook of the song repeating “Am I an angel or a devil/ I’m only human so I guess both.” The song goes further to emphasize the demonization of basic humanity. Wasiu is antagonizing himself in the lyrics over the dark, orchestral and electronic fusion that Apashe sets up.
The song debuted with a cinematic video that sees the two of them embark on an epic space odyssey. At the beginning of the video, the duo is celebrating their rise to superstardom. Their fame takes them to new heights, both figuratively and literally. When their accolades on Earth aren’t enough anymore, they take off in a ship to outer space. Then, like Icarus, their rocket crashes on a desolate planet. The stress of the loss of adoration leads Apashe to betrayal, and an eventual revenge act from Wasiu. The video highlights the morality struggle of the song, and in the end it leaves you wondering if the excuse of humanity is a good one for villainy.
Apashe is taking Wasiu and the Brass orchestra on a North American tour to celebrate the upcoming album drop. While the album has yet to have a release date, the tour started on October 7th in Denver. The tour will be stopping in DC at Echostage on November 18th.
Percy Sampson, New Orleans born and Virginia bred, is finishing up their time at University of Mary Washington, where they are double majoring in English and Theatre. A passionate writer, they spend most of their free time working on (mostly horror) scripts and short stories.
Queer duo Witch Weather discuss new album and the influence of the DMV on their sound.
Philadelphia-based queer punks Witch Weather have a message for anyone who feels hopeless and worthless: you are not alone. With an irresistible sound that draws from 80’s goth and lo-fi grunge, the indie duo wears their heart on their sleeve, giving voice to complex emotions that many would opt to suppress in the recesses of their minds.
Join Alchemical Records as they connect with Witch Weather to discuss the band’s new self-titled album, their search for a sense of belonging as members of the queer community, the important element that keeps the duo’s creative bond strong, and the influence of the DMV on their sound.
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