Hundred Suns, the supergroup trio featuring members of Norma Jean, ex-Every Time I Die, and ex-Dead and Divine have just released a music video for “Amaranthine” – a song whose lyrical content was inspired by the atrocities of human trafficking. Vocalist Cory Brandan (Norma Jean) spoke to Alt Press about the track:
‘Amaranthine’ is one of our favorite songs. It switches between two different time signatures, and we experimented with a lot of dynamics. Chris and [drummer Ryan Leger] Legs have a very balanced writing and rhythmic chemistry on this track, which gave me a lot of room to be vocally versatile. I feel like the song has a very shadowy, almost ‘street’ vibe to it, matching its dark lyrical content, which was inspired by human trafficking — a very serious problem that deserves way more attention than it gets. At times it feels like the world is in a perpetual cycle, talking about the same topics over and over, but trafficking is a real crisis taking place in all of our communities, cities, and states. I had a conversation with a border agent, who told me that they intervene to help young girls and boys almost every day.
Confronting the seriousness of human trafficking head-on, the trio has decided to donate proceeds from the video to an organization whose primary aim is to prevent children from being sexually exploited. You can learn more about the organization, known as THORN, by visiting them at wearethorn.org.
It can take a lot for a band to stand up for a just cause, and thankfully Hundred Suns have done just that with “Amaranthine.” Their album, The Prestaliis, is set to drop in just a couple short weeks on August 11. Preorders can be found here.
Don’t forget that the band is also headed out on a Gear Gods-sponsored tour to promote the album, starting August 5th. Check out the dates below and be sure to cop yourself some tickets! It’s always a good idea to support a band who supports noble efforts. Win-win, they call that.
For more about the circumstances surrounding the video’s release, read up over at Alt Press.