Emeralds: Search For Me in the Wasteland

One listen for this one.

I mostly went with imagery but I tried to interweave a narrative. I think it works in some parts.

Emeralds’ “Search For Me in the Wasteland” is from Just to Feel Anything.

I hope you enjoy.

A lone guitar rings out a firm, yet gentle sound. Soon more guitar joins in, building on the ringing. It is not quite night and not quite day and they could either be signaling, searching for someone, or they could be that someone looking, lost.

Maybe they aren’t lost but rather on the long, bitter walk. Maybe instead of searching for someone they are instead looking for something.

The guitars paint a landscape as still in appearance as it is in flux. Ringing out and ringing low, wrapping around as their tonality grows in richness and detail. Notes reach to high places whilst sticking to building on the melody and it’s almost like the hills of the sand stretching out across a vastness difficult to fathom whilst there, and so, without quite knowing, they keep on walking forward, looking.

Something above seems to shine and shimmer as a growing sense of being overwhelmed grows. It starts of subtle and low and it steadily increases, seemingly coming in waves as they lap at the shoreline, revealing another grand stretch of massiveness.

Sounds rise on up and bass appears, playing gentle and steady, urging on. Something slowly moves downward, seeming to keep a frame held and the sounds grow rich and beautiful, but they continue to work together and a sense of hopeless creeps on it. However, they keep on their journey. They keep looking where they can and they see a prettiness come forward in all of what is ahead and around them, and so they continue on with their search, for even if there is hopelessness, there remains hope.

Soon they fade off into the distance and all that is left is the landscape as they become another indistinct detail the farther they move, and all that is left is memory and the suggestion that they were there, and the last guitar strums out and the song ends.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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