Singled Out: Dotma's Whispering

03/22/2011
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Today Johanna Lesonen from Dotma from tells us about "Whispering" from their brand new album debut "Sleep Paralyses," which hits stores today and scored a stellar review from our sister site Thrashpit! Here is the story:

I picked up the song Whispering which tells about a girl whose mind gets sick. Human mind, dreams and hard emotions are the main actors on this album. Of course as a lyricist I deal partly my own emotions in the songs, but here in this song I have mixed a true story and a horror
story together.

So this girl feels insecure especially in the night time when it's dark. Her mind starts to play tricks, so she escapes from the reality and recreates her own imaginary world. This is what human mind is able to do when undergoing a trauma. Here in the song I'm not telling she's having a trauma, it's something that the listener can figure oneself. So now the girl is in her own world. This picture is from my dream: "Flowers falling from the clouds, shining snow on the path, I'm sitting under the tree of silence". This tree is whispering something to the girl Something that makes her smile again, something that has made her the perfect piece of this wonderland. The whispering goes like this: "Go to the woods, walk the snowy path, gather all the red flowers, be aware of the crows! The fear will end by the dawn, when the last tulip falls to the ground, when the snow has turned into dust!" This is some kind of mantra to the girl.

One night she is again with her fears and then it happens. The mantra takes over her. The musical drama has been grown to this point, and then comes the dramatic quiet part: "I will go to the woods, I will end this now, I don't want to be afraid anymore:" This is a fateful scene because after this the girl ends her days. There is a lot of symbolism in this song, especially the tulips that represent blood here. Why are the tulips still in the girls hands in the end of the song which goes: "In the twilight you can see a wavering silhouette of a girl. She has red tulips in her hands, and she is not afraid anymore." Has she become something evil her self? In the background choir there are these lines "Don't follow her, don't even look at her, there will be blood"

Now that I woke your interest, go to www.myspace.com/dotma and listen the song. You get more from it if you listen it alone in the night time when it's dark. After you listen to the track, you can read our review of the album here

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