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Steven Wilson's Saddest Song Ever

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By now we are all familiar with Steven Wilson's superpowers of making gorgeously written and produced tracks - but this one's new- it's supposedly his saddest song ever! 

Just two days ago Steven Wilson released the video of his song new song "Routine", and here's what he had to say about it - "Amongst the hundreds of songs I have written over the years, 'Routine' has a very special place. It's a deeply sad story of loss and denial, but at its conclusion the clouds lift and there is acceptance at least. Having worked with her on 3 previous videos, I knew as soon as I wrote it that it was perfect for Jess to do something amazing with. Even then nothing prepared me for the organic beauty and power of the film she made, a painstaking labour of love that took her months to produce. When we play the song live I look out into the audience and see people swept away with emotion at the combination of music and animation. To find poetry and beauty in sadness is a wonderful thing I think"

The animated video is splendidly made indeed, it captures the gloom of the song perfectly and as interpretively as possible. The song - I am completely on the same page with Wilson on this- it has an inexplicable feeling of melancholy to it. I have heard many a Porcupine Tree tracks back in the day, and admired his work on Blackfield, but clearly there's a difference when we hear him working solo. Well, not exactly since Nenet Tayeb pitches in on the vocals in this, but yeah - you get the drift right? 

Bottomline: "Routine" thrives in despodency and paints pictures with darker shades, but it never loses its peace. It helps you find acceptance in monotony.

The song shall be included in his new album Hand.Cannot.Erase which is already out on KScope, so make sure you grab your copy! 

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