There have been a ton of great questions on our social network sites this week, thanks! I can't answer them all, otherwise this blog would be longer than a national trail, but here's a select few:
"Hey Joe - I absolutely love the three preview tracks from Invicta. Any chance that your next video blog could give us all an insight into some of the back story / explain the lyrics to these tracks? That said, I appreciate that you may not want to do this out of context and you may want to wait until the whole album can be described track by track - but it would be superb if you could give some info in advance of Watford. Thanks, Jim" Zzorchering, The Enid Forum
Hi Jim! Cool, no worries. I don't want to give too much away, as these lyrics should be interpreted independently. However, I will say that all the songs from the album are in some way about the power of the many, what we can achieve as a society, and the ethics or perceptions of a situation.
There is a light and a dark side to this. Look at Witch Hunt for example. OK, so we don't literally believe in witches anymore, but do we still point the finger and metaphorically burn people at the steak? Can you think of anyone in particular? Anyone who has been publicly bashed, only to be proven innocent after their lives have already been ruin by scrutiny?
I hope you don't think I'm being too cynical! I also think that we are all capable of true greatness when we put our heads together. Our love for one another is the driving force behind every war we win, every disease we cure, every crop we harvest. Humanity is a social species - we care for each other and ultimately recognise life as a gift. :)
"We are one united front, stood steady with a lion's heart." (More lyrics from INVICTA)
"Is there any way of doing a thing in a church with a choir. This track - The Whispering - is beautiful and has an atmosphere about it that seems to cry out for a church choir?" Lee Rousell, Facebook
We've done Journey's End with a choir, and I think this album is crying out for the same treatment! Somewhere like Ely Cathedral would be great, and we are thinking hard about it.
RJG and I often discuss how choirs are a perfect example of the power of the many. A large number of people getting together to form the most fantastic sound. If you think about it like that, how could you NOT have a choir perform Invicta?! It's got to be done, I totally agree with you Lee.
Keep your questions coming. You can post on the Forum/Facebook/Twitter/YouTube. We see them all!