Sound of Awakening

Album: What If Nothing (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Walk The Moon took a break for the first time in years during the summer of 2016 due to an illness in vocalist Nick Petricca's family. This song reveals how the band's enforced lay-off bought the quartet closer together. Petricca explained to Billboard:

    "We're business partners, creative partners, roommates 90 percent of the year and dear friends, and we had to come together and connect on a deep level in order to make music again. There had been a lot of space that touring created between us and a lot of space for us to not have to talk. The time apart allowed us to sort of distill that life experience down just to understand each other again as brothers.

    There's a lyric in the song called 'Sound of Awakening' that is 'the distance and the difference between us is illusion.' A big part of what we went through was navigating the chasm that we'd created between each other, the space and the distance, and finding common ground and remembering that we share something really magical with one another."

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