After a year of significant loses, songwriter Jezy Park embodied the troubles he was experiencing into a narrative concept album, much like a Greek tragedy. The sounds of this album are that narrative; faith, trust, and existence itself are tested time and again. The questions that come from such losses and convictions of feeling the forces above have abandon us are all dealt with in Park's lyrics, while the music itself does the speaking of the divine, with several instrumental tracks spread throughout the body of this 17 song tale (weighing in at 62 minutes). The album's artwork also lends to this concept, as one tries not to become mechanical while seeing their own human side as their last remaining weakness.
The music style combines Park's signature love of funk, industrial, and stadium rock with more digital elements, as well as more piano work than any prior Jessica Seven album. Joining Park on a few of the tracks, including cowriting the title song, is live lead guitarist, Tremor Trent. For the first time in Jessica Seven history, the album even features a cover song (Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People").
Each song on the album has something noteworthily different about it than the last, but is still very clearly J7 material, as it dips from the melancholy valleys of "Painting It Ivory" and "Please Stay" to the rebel rousing punch of songs like "Ain't My," "Open Casket," and "Perfect Little Mutiny", and tracks that get you thinking hours after they've sunk in like "Liquifaction" and "Untitled".
So if you're a fan of Trent Reznor's compositions, Marilyn Manson's vocals, the Chili Peppers grooves, or somewhere inbetween, this is the album you should put your downloading dollar on today!