Voices has always been about expression. The name of the band is a synonym of this goal.
The new album mirrors our most beloved musical influences and unashamedly so. These influences being away from the more familiar territory of heavy/extreme metal yet not forgetting what formally made Voices, Voices.
Our passion for the tortured and confronting music of bands such as Bauhaus and Joy Division has finally reared its head within our latest work entitled FRIGHTENED. The apocalyptic visions conjured by the music this wave of 80s bands is absorbed into the new sound. But FRIGHTENED also leans on a more dark-pop sound heard from Siouxsie and The Banchees or The Cure. It is this synergy, finding the ethereal beauty within the troubling darkness, that we aim to capture.
The band continue to reflect the urban, or ‘London’ sound, attached to our music. However, unlike our concept album LONDON, telling of a obsessed man seemly trapped within South East London, FRIGHTENED is more abstract in its themes. If LONDON was a feverish nightmare then FRIGHTENED is more of a lucid dream.
The title is symptomatic of a band continuing to feel detached from the reality in front of us. From the mundanity of city life to the extreme examples of horrors people commit everyday, we simply as people cannot relate or understand how we fit in to this picture.
FRIGHTENED is a album for those struggling to find their own placement in the fluctuating real world, falling back on the things we reside more comfortable in, such as love, pain, art and death.