American rock band Thrice have just released their new cinematic music video for the first track “Hurricane” off album “To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere” 2016.
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“Hurricane” is a massive and dynamic song with a heavy rhythm, guttural guitars, and sweeping melodies that truly evoke the power of a hurricane. The lyrics compliment this sound by painting a picture of a carefree life that is blindsided with suffering, asking us all: Where do we find a shelter from this inevitable storm?
Dustin told Alternative Press:
It’s about those moments in life when everything seems to be just perfect and then everything just goes to hell. I think everyone can relate to that.
The metaphor may be intended more generally, with regard to life’s trials, in which case the message might be: Make sure that you know that you’re standing on something unshakeable, because storms will come.
Alternatively, there may be a specific relationship in view, echoing lyrics in the “The Weight”:
Come what may, I will be standing right here by your side
I won’t run away, though the storm’s getting worse and there’s no end in sight […] Storms will surely come
Baby, when we get to fightin’
You can take your love and hide it
You can rage into the night
When you’re ready, I’ll be right here waiting for you
Baby, my love is true
…in which case the context is similar to these songs. The storm still represents conflict, but while these songs emphasize loving perseverance, Hurricane takes a different emphasis: I wish the sweet times would always last, but they don’t; We return to the struggle. Is there a way to avoid such massive emotional “storms”?