Singled Out: Abriosis
"Crypsis" was the first song that I contributed lyrics and vocals for in Abriosis. When I joined the band last year, the guys already had the music composed and it was up to me to finalize the vocals. At first I wasn't sure where to take it lyrically, so I started off by mapping out vocal rhythms. After locking down the rhythms and listening to the song countless times, the lyrical content started to materialize; the lyrics are inspired by the way the music makes me feel.
The word crypsis refers to the ability of certain organisms to blend in with their surroundings through methods such as camouflage, transparency and mimicry. In the song I took that idea and created a lyrical world where creatures use the transparency of consciousness to coexist with humans on a certain level. We can minutely sense them but they're always just outside of our perceptions. The overall feel of the song is ominous: the creatures' purpose isn't quite clear but it's definite that we are at their mercy.