I sat there on several nights listening to the riffs and thought about how robotic it sounded, I can almost hear it like envisaging the scifi production line dropping the manufactured humans from the clasp rails in a factory. That’s where the lyrical content started coming together and I just stripped it back from the notes in my mind, to the basic thoughts of where we are now in life and the fact that what we’re seeing in politics and the world is almost unreal to everyone not just me. So then I added in the concept of the Album concept of having our ancestors return to earth and taking over in a human form, dropping the tenticles from the artwork, they are still our gods we look up to even down here. So what if the purpose of what’s happening is a good one, if they can drive us enough towards looking to each other rather than blaming everything else for our own wrong doing, putting a fool in charge can only leave us thinking it can’t possibly be them that rules the earth, we do think that.
So in that I put that message almost like of the star of David but this one is ‘Polaris’ the brightest star, i.e. we should be looking further than faith too but we should always remember to look up, because it’s not until we do that we notice that we are nothing compared to what could be out there.
We’re upset with our own wrong doing and many people can’t see it, that’s where the ‘rain comes down & noone can see you cry’ part comes from, a measure against the elements again we are nothing without those things around us. So it really does not matter who’s in charge, who’s doing what & that’s why we are strange, we need sense to make sense also in the lyric. So it’s a little deep and there’s so much more to it but I do like to leave a little bit of it for you to work out, are they with us or are they not with us, would be lunatics to think so or would we be surprised?
Continuing on from the Album concept this one is more subliminal about the makeup of what we are and the extremes we go to to get where we want to be forgetting that we are human the ‘prod’ at bones is the gentle reminder to remember that it’s all of our basic structure, broken bones is something many of us suffer from as an analogy people can break and it’s who we are that determines how we can fix ourselves, time is the healer and all that.
The starting lyrics ‘climbing higher and higher’ again is meant to envisage what we do and the energy given to us really only comes from the sun ‘life is the sun’
but the more we put into our efforts the more we have to fail, ‘reaching out we find our failures’ is a summary to that thought, but we keep going, sometimes well into the late hours to get where we belong we’ll try anything we can.
Always touching on the whole picture of the life I had to throw in that there are extremes in everyone's lives ‘the dirt drys out’ ‘the water swells’ suggests that what happens at one end has another effect at the other but we will destroy both effects to get where we want to be, it’s really a message to say that we should all look at ourselves every once in a while
‘For we are just bones for our broken bones’, a subliminal message meaning the depressive term ‘we are never going to change no matter how much we are hurting because we feel pain’
It’s always a tough one putting lyrics together but in my mind it makes sense but I can see that to others it really might not..so here I hope i’ve explained it a little for you.
HEDRA was the brainchild of Kamil Korsak way back in 2013 Kamil relocated to Norwich England to bring inspriational musical thought to the masses of the uk.
After much work seeking the right members the mainstay seemed to be vocalist Jim Marten with several others dipping out as more involvement was required.
The general music of today has become saturated and difficult to reach , many do not believe there is a chance to make it but Kamil knows different, with friends in the band Decaptiated and other Polish bands he knows it's not so hard as it seems when there are dedicated people to bring the dreams to reality.
Kamil is the heart, the driving force that is the creation of all new sounds that follow, never forgetting a style that is like no other
Watch the latest video for 'Broken Bones here /\
As much as we loved the first e.p. Mind Dimension we have moved on from the really brutal side of our sound, we wanted make it more listenable across the board.
That's not to say that we won't include anything heavy in future, that's part of our roots.
If you're interested in the old sound here's a video below that we made ourselves.
We pride ourselves with moving into new progressive sounds and really appreciate the feedback on our new songs
We also put on our own gig nights around East Anglia.
We've already put on a few successful nights with some awesome bands so please get behind what we do and click on the Page below
If putting on gigs for others wasn't enough to show our dedication to music we also run a record Label, we've put our own music out and others into the HMV stores and beyond over the past 3 years. We are also happy to link band merch to our store and send out newsletters to the Industries that matter!
Get involved & join us and the team if you wish, any help is appreciated!
Devolution Magazine ISSUE 47 IS NOW AVAILABLE TO READ DIGITALLY
– FOR FREE!
Featuring HEDRA on the cover mount CD!
It is with great pleasure that we present to you Issue 47 of Devolution Magazine.
This is the first time in 17 years that we are able to offer the title as a free of charge digital publication upon its release which gives you full access to the 100 pages of the magazine and to the 18 track compilation of incredible bands via our brand new Bandcamp page!
Follow the link to read this edition
The latest Lyric video for the song 'Polaris' is here, produced by Jim during the lockdown.
Karma in Blood
The song introduces a change in sounds from the band as they delve into the realms of progressive sculptured tones and melody with influences from bands such as Korn, Killswitch Engage, Tool and Opeth amongst many.
“Karma in Blood is a song with 2 meanings, in the band we were intended to be like family from the very start but we somehow lost the vibe along the way when it came to money and accepting opportunities. We could use the reference as ‘blud’ like a clan is where some people find their karma it effects our future not just theirs & we got frustrated with it, we gave them everything and more, a free Van to use & lifts, loans for gear & equipment to use & free concerts etc as friends but still they took and walked forgetting about the family aspect, so we have to move on too & now we released this so we can do that & remind people it’s not fair to treat your people like that!
” On the other side it just hints at sweet revenge, that’s a possibility you know, but the album isn’t all doom and gloom the next single focuses on the importance of realising who you are and why we’re here, that one is called ‘Polaris’ the brightest star, we’re working on that right now and it’s completely different to this one too, but saying that the whole album is going to represent the emotions of a UK population after Brexit, it’s all very powerful stuff & truly heartfelt & I expose myself with embarrassment of my failures over & over!” says Jim Hedra
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