Hailing from Orange County, industrial noise-pop artist Chv.Volk unravels a deep and raw exploration of trauma. “Paralyzed,” from “Art of Being Hurt,” delves into the arduous navigation from self-harm to self-healing and, finally, to a profound reconnection with oneself.
“Paralyzed” stands out with its haunting melodies and poignant lyrics, capturing the essence of the album’s theme. The lyrics and painful delivery mirror those extended, tumultuous evenings when an individual grapples with the grueling inner battles of PTSD. Internal unrest, however, often precedes a surge in spiritual realization, or a heightened sense of self-awareness. This pivotal moment beckons one to confront and overcome their deepest insecurities, leading to significant personal growth and a richer comprehension of their essence.
The video, much like the song, is expected to be a deep dive into the emotions and experiences that have shaped Chv.volk’s music. Created by NOXBITEgfx, it is a damning visualization of the root of so much pain in this world. Although the imagery is deeply disturbing and difficult to confront, that is precisely the point. Too often we collectively ignore, for various reasons, the ugliness that happens to the innocent and most vulnerable of our society. These pains – and karmic cycles – can fester into something dangerous when unchecked.
“Parasitic pigs and giant pulsing brains symbolize what it feels like to be sexually abused,” he explains. “It is something that scars and stays with you, you cant get it out of your brain and it really messes you up. These abusers are parasites and pigs. They need to rot and you need to heal. I hope you will.”
Chv.Volk’s inaugural album stands out for its searing honesty and profound intimacy. The entire process of healing unravels through Chv.Volk’s intense poetry and genre-defying soundscapes throughout the album, released via Virtual Paradise Music.
This close-knit collection of songs pays homage to the late 90s trip-hop vibes of Carl Stephenson/Forest For The Trees and the offbeat experiments of early Beck. It pulses with the vigour of Chemical Brothers, NIN, The Prodigy…and most poignant of all, delivers the same underlying message as Sinéad O’Connor. We must do better as a society, if we are to heal collectively.
Listen to Art of Being Hurt below and order here:
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