Japan-based metalcore band, I Promised Once features members from all over the world. The band has just released a new single and have sent us the following write-up:
“In a not-so-distant future, humanity on earth has lost the struggle against global warming, and dealing with a plentitude of pandemics has resulted in a class war between a small group of oligarchs who live in closed armored fortresses and the rest of the population trying to get by with limited access to important resources. However, there is hope: A team from all over the world has come together in Tokyo, Japan, and in collaboration with the AI called “Omega” successfully constructed a prototype of a spaceship that is able to reach another planet that seems to be habitable sitting on the edge of our galaxy.
To celebrate a new chapter in the band’s history, the long-awaited single “The Recovery” was released on March 13th worldwide bringing you the next stage of “Borderless Metalcore”, a style which the band has evolved since its inception in 2015. “The Recovery” is lyrically about the division in society, greed for profit of the 1% and the shift to the right that has happened in many countries especially in recent years which has not left us cold. However, we combined this frustration with a background story set in the future. We have always had the desire to develop a concept in this direction, which started with “The Invasion” from our last album and these ideas have been consistently developed and will also influence the other songs that are currently coming together for our new EP planned to be released within 2021.”