In Inferno, Dante writes “The infernal storm, eternal in its rage, sweeps and drives the spirits with its blast; it whirls them, lashing them with punishment. When they are swept back past their place of judgment then come the shrieks, laments, and anguished cries; there they blaspheme God’s almighty power.”
Eyes Enter Space‘s latest project, Riot, transports listeners to a dystopian world full of hellish imagery to convey feelings of loss and the search for meaning. Riot is his first release since the Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020.
Afterlife, the EP’s lead single, was accompanied by a music video that has now received over 10,000 views on YouTube. The video begins with purge-like alarms and the etched text “this do in remembrance of me” on a table. This text refers to the biblical event in which Jesus blessed and broke bread as the final Passover approached. The rest of the video depicts a poker game while Eyes Enter Space sings about greed in addition to wanting control over his life.
In April, Eyes Enter Space will also release a music video for his single Morningstar. Fans can look forward to another immersive experience. Fans can also probably expect motifs about feeling lost and alone to follow the religious imagery. The lyrics allude to the name’s duality, as Morningstar is used to refer to both Satan and Jesus. Morningstar is a tragic fall from grace, which Eyes Enter Space expertly portrays.
As these titles suggest, there is a visual theme of purgatory and hell. These are not new images in the music or entertainment industries. Alexandre Cabanel’s Fallen Angel and most scenes from the second season of Fleabag often come to mind.
Mark Twain posed the question, “But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?” This is a question that Eyes Enter Space does not shy away from answering. He is able to discuss darker topics and create an immersive world for listeners to dive into by using imagery surrounding the afterlife.
Eyes Enter Space is ready to solidify his place as a rising star. Riot is available on all streaming platforms and physical copies can be purchased on his site. Don’t miss out on these latest projects from one of Toronto’s most innovative artists.