The Carrier Want ‘Hollow Pain’ to Be Yours to Interpret — Song Download
If you want to talk about passionate hardcore — especially in terms of the Boston scene — the Carrier immediately will take a place at the top of the list. Never seeming to stay musically static, each album seems to be a large step in a new direction. The newly-released ‘Blind to What Is Right’ keeps the tradition strong.
“We play in the Carrier because it’s what we love to do. If we didn’t love it, we wouldn’t do it. We all work and go to school like every other person, but the Carrier gives us a chance to escape from our world and I feel is a positive outlet for everyone in the band and everyone involved.” frontman Anthony Traniello told Noisecreep.
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Noisecreep is proud to make ‘Hollow Pain’ available for free. It’s one of the most anthemetic tracks of melancholy found on the band’s third full-length.
“The song ‘Hollow Pain’ comes from my own opinion on a lot of what is going on in the world, and with music in general today,” Traniello explained. “I was trying to convey how I feel some music is coming out without any real meaning or purpose. I would say it definitely comes from personal experiences.”
Early in the song, Traniello screams “what is another sad song without sad words to sing, so let’s give this one meaning.” With a quick glance, such a line seems to be an invitation to join in on the song. But as the vocalist revealed, there’s much more to it than that.
“[That line] was more of a question from me to the listener to think about lyrics in the songs they listen to,” he expounded. “Today more than ever before, mainstream music is putting out junk with no emotion or thought put into it. It’s more to think about what you hear.
“If you hear a song that is supposed to be about a sad or depressing topic, actually think about what the lyrics are saying and what the writer was thinking when they were written. It’s not so much inviting them into the world of song, although I think that everyone can gain something from writing lyrics or just writing in general. But giving this one a little meaning was more about focusing on a topic shift in the song, inviting the listener to give their own meaning to what I was saying.”
Traniello has never shied away from the use of his own life and experiences in songs, though being so open has been difficult over the years. “I can’t say it’s gotten easier,” he said. “If anything, it has gotten a lot harder. When I’m writing lyrics, I’m trying the give the listener a glimpse into certain aspects of my life that I feel others can relate to.
“When you put yourself out there, you give up a personal freedom and let others interpret what you think. Whether they get what I’m trying to say or take it the completely wrong way, it’s their song to interpret.”
‘Blind to What Is Right’ is out now via Deathwish Records.