SILENTSHOUT just released the chilliest song of the year. The LA-based duo’s excellent "Nothing Behind My Eyes" is about a post-human earth—a place with no processes, no industry, no obligation. Get "Nothing" here, and lyrics and full credits below." /> L.A. Record

TRACK PREMIERE: SILENTSHOUT “NOTHING BEHIND MY EYES”

February 15th, 2019 | News

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Global warming is a hoax. A polar vortex has frozen shut Midwest pierogi factories, Oslo still exists, and L.A. is definitely like, almost cold. Oh, and SILENTSHOUT just released the chilliest song of the year. The LA-based duo’s excellent “Nothing Behind My Eyes” is about a post-human earth—a place with no processes, no industry, no obligation. Over icy piano and generally spare instrumentation—except for the gigantic orchestra—lead singer Alina Cutrono serves up a calculated vulnerability rarely heard in modern pop. She walks a vocal tightrope, at once completely in control and on the verge of collapse. SILENTSHOUT’s calling card is masking intricate arrangements and shifting time signatures under a bedsheet of beautiful, life-rending pop. Cutrono’s delivery on ‘keep it open, never let it drop,’ sounds like the opening gambit of a torch song, while multi-instrumentalist and def weirdo Theo Karon lays down a certifiable dirge underneath. Is that a cello being played with cat o’ nine tails? Get “Nothing” here, and lyrics and full credits below.

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“I got lost in circles
I forgot why I’m out here
Left alone for so long,
I know all that’s not out here

Nowhere left to look

I’m so scared I’ll find nothing on the inside
Nothing there behind my eyes
Nothing nothing nothing

I want to be of use, to share what I find
But there’s no one left to change their mind
What will I do with such an empty horizon?
I was built to keep moving

Moving, never stop moving
Never let it drop
Keep it up and hold it up and
Never let it drop

I’m so scared I’ll find nothing on the inside
Nothing there behind my eyes
Nothing nothing nothing”

Song by SILENTSHOUT

Vocals by Alina Cutrono
Piano by Theo Karon
Tape Loops by Theo Karon
String Arrangement by Theo Karon
Viola and Violin by Dina Maccabee
Violin by Rachel Iba and Paris Hurley
Viola by Kiara Ana Perico and Lauren Baba
Cello by Karen Hall, April Guthrie, and Chris Votek
Upright Bass by Devin Hoff
Strings Conducted by Lauren Baba
Mixed by Sonny DiPerri
Mastered by Stephen Marsh/Marsh Mastering