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Editorial

Rise Rock n’ Shine: Wolf Culture + VERIDIA

Mornings suck less with music,

it’s time to Rise Rock n’ Shine…

Who: Wolf Culture stands at the beginning of what’s sure to be a solid career and they’re already making songs we love while touring with scene heavyweights like Tonight Alive.

What: An emo punk banger from the England based emo-punk band.

Why: “The Side Effects Of Happy” gives us a look inside the darker parts of happy, and the video shares a glimpse of the band’s career over the past year.

FFO: idobi Radio

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“‘The Side Effects of Being Happy’ is essentially about how happiness can never be a constant otherwise it would cancel itself out. That’s the theme anyway. I know when writing the lyrics to this track I was a fair bit younger and had been stuck inside all summer with a number of different illnesses. I was in the worst headspace and just needed a song to comment on how bland life can be. All positive stuff really.

I love how the video turned out for this…. I think we will always be able to watch the music video and be reminded of how far we’ve come within a year. The footage included in the video was made possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of both Coal Poet Photography (live) and Ben Aldridge (studio).” – Max Dervan, vocalist for Wolf Culture

Who: Backed by Evanescence’s Amy Lee, VERIDIA are paving their own way with an edge that could break through any glass ceiling.

What: “Numb” goes from emotional ballad to EDM breakdown in 60 seconds or less.

Why: Girl fronted rock will never be the same thanks to VERIDIA.

FFO: idobi Radio

Find VERIDIA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“Anxiety and depression are two very difficult issues I’ve dealt with for a while, but particularly after trying to cope with some deep losses that happened right before cutting the album. ‘Numb’ was the very last song we wrote before hitting the studio and it was exactly what I wanted to feel… nothing. Sometimes heartache is so painful you think it’s impossible to be happy again. And I am so grateful to have learned that that’s not true. One of my favorite poems by Khalil Gibran gave me perspective during the writing of this song and through my grief, ‘…When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.’ It’s called, On Joy and Sorrow. That resonated so deeply because this entire album was based on the fact that the good and bad coexist… and we have to choose to do, see and remember the good when we start to get overwhelmed by sadness.

I wanted this song to be an emotional release for anyone struggling. Finding ways to numb is a natural response to crisis and it can be healthy to detach from the world for a while when you’re healing. But eventually feeling through it and finding community to connect to is so necessary to feel joy again.” – Deena Jakoub, vocalist for VERIDIA

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