The Requiem Share “Kill The Lights” 

THE REQUIEM —Damien [vocals], Felipe [lead guitar], and Salem [bass] — will release their debut album A Cure to Poison the World on February 16 via Fearless Records. Pre-order it here.

Today, the band has shared the lyric video for “Kill The Lights.”

Watch it here.

Here, they show off their alt-rock chops and capture the essence of post-hardcore tension and release. Push and pull riffing and emotive vocals carry the track forward. It’s a deceptively simple song that packs a lot of palpable emotion into just a few minutes. 

“‘Kill The Lights’ is about the feeling of resentment and disgust some of us get at a young age towards our environment, people, and difficult situations we’ve been inadvertently brought up on,” the band says.

Regarding the album as a whole, the band sees it as a catalyst with which to directly connect with fans. “I want people to actually be able to relate to the music and identify,” Damien says. “It’s the same way I felt my favorite artists spoke for me.” Felipe shares the sentiment, saying, “Our goal is to be our most pure form These songs thematically reference growing up, the struggles of becoming an adult, and lessons we’ve learned.”

“This Is How The World Ends”
An Elegy Written on Porcelain Arms
“Less Than Zero”
“I’ll Be Late For My Funeral
“L’exquisite Douleur”
“Two Lovers Left Alive”
“Kill The Lights”
Diary of a Masochist
“The Difference Between You & Me Is That I Get The Last Laugh”
“Before I Go…”