Earthstate is a new alternative rock band from Lyon, France. The band consists of Stane Jackson (vocals) Maxime Divetain (guitar), Dewi Morel (bass) and Thibs Gillie (drums). After building a strong friendship, they all wanted to build an ultimate project to share their influences, their ambitions and their vision of the world.
The first two singles 'No Turning Back' and 'Castle in the Air', released early 2019, have announced the colour of their debut self-titled album. Available everywhere since March 22nd, this record is definitely full of catchy choruses, wild riffs, and ambient/modern melodies! On this new release, the band comments:
“The album tells the story of a fictional character who decides to leave his daily routine which he does not really enjoy. He goes off to face the unknown and build a better life in a place he doesn't know (another city, another country, another planet?). Each song of the album will tell a part of his journey, from the moment he decides to leave, until the arrival in his new fictional el-dorado, 'Earthstate'.
He goes through all kinds of adventures and emotions, like euphoria, doubt, fear and determination. This travel story will not be deliberately obvious at the first listening or at the first reading of the lyrics. The objective is that the listener can also compare each adventure lived by our character to real events in his daily life. For example, the first single 'No Turning Back' talks about the importance of irreversible decisions that we have to make sometimes and the consequences that we must assume later.”
Album design by Maggy Tab
The band goes further: “In the end, the main message of the album is that nothing is impossible if you give yourself the means, no matter the obstacles you will encounter on the road that will prevent you from starting because you're scared of failing! Life is way too short to stay in an overwhelming routine that keeps us from being happy! If you have projects, dreams, passions: Do it! As the French proverb says, “whoever tries nothing has nothing!”