Singled Out: Amul9's Know Thy Overseer
'Know Thy Overseer' is one of the band's favorite songs produced by Earl Hudson from legendary hardcore band Bad Brains. EARL received the original version on disc then came back to the rehearsal spot and re-arranged the song. Once the music was re-arranged and ready to be recorded we laid down the tracks here at Griffin Studios here in Atlanta, GA.
Earl showed our drummer some techniques on accents and grooves, also he tried to pump us up to give the tracks more life and energy. 'Know Thy Overseer' is a song that talks about addictions, be it drugs, food, sex or whatever it is they are dealing with. It motivates and informs the individual that this issue is another test that is presented to the individual in life. The individual needs to own up to the mistake and find whatever it is inside of them to become victorious over the situation.
In ancient Egypt, in the ancient mystery school a sign would hand in the entrances of the temples and it would read: 'know thyself'. "Know Thy Overseer" was influenced by this thought process. Quite simply once you realize who you are, you control your own actions and become accountable and responsible.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!