Hey yall - Artemis here.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared. 2013 hasn’t been super busy - but eventful. Between music videos, photo-shoots, member changes, shows, promotion, rejections, writing and learning new material - there was always something happening.
I spent a lot of 2013 learning not just how to manage a band - but to manage my life. Mostly by losing almost everything.
Up until then, I’d been rather lucky. Things had almost always fallen into place for me. I didn’t understand true resilience.
Hitting the bottom, I realized that if I was going to survive and be great - i’d have to face myself, time and time again. I’d have to live through mistakes, poor choices, being hurt, and afraid. My experiences could bring me wisdom or shame. It was up to me, to decide, how i dealt with them.
Sol Ardour had always wanted to release, ET NEXUS to UTOPIA. An album so big, that we were afraid we couldn’t do it. We were all a bit afraid that we wouldn’t be up to snuff. I worried, I would fail my group.
But, after almost losing it all - I decided to step up. This album is meant to be a collection of inspiration, and a warning - never to give into your own darkness. It is as much for me, as it is for the band. It’s as much for SOL ARDOUR as it is for any of you who need this.
Please have a listen to these early release tracks. In April, on the night of the Lunar Eclipse - we hope to present Et Nexus to Utopia in full.
If you’ve read up until this point - thank you.
Wanted to share this with y’all.