This slow-tempo acoustic track on Enation's EP Blame-shifter
consists of religious symbolism that reflects society.
When we interviewed frontman, Jonathan Jackson
, he revealed his intent for the tune. "It's a street hymn in the sense that it's all about culture. So with a title like 'Alleluia,' it's obviously in the tradition of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah
' and songs like that where it has a spiritual undertone and it's using religious imagery, but it's also religious imagery that's connected with the culture. 'I am the pop star lost by design' – lyrics like that where it's then adding an 'amen' after.
It's almost a juxtaposition of the prayers of the world and the prayers of the culture and how we sometimes put an 'amen' after crazy things. So it's really just that tension between madness and simplicity."