Das schwedische Metal Quintett Awake The Dreamer hat eine Akustikversion seines Songs „Believe“ veröffentlicht. Der findet sich ursprünglich auf dem 2019er Debütalbum „Damaged Souls“ und erscheint nun, in neuer Version, auf „Damaged Souls (reimagined)“ am 10. September via Arising Empire. Insgesamt wird es darauf die Neuinterpretationen von fünf Songs zu hören geben. Dabei handelt es sich bei „Believe“ um ein sehr besonderes Stück. Die Band erzählt:
[su_quote cite=“Awake The Dreamer“]It feels great to finally release some new content to you all! Believe may be familiar to you, but now you can listen to this reimagined version in a completely different context. We hope you enjoy it![/su_quote]
Über den besagten Kontext erzählt Bassist Benjamin Turesson:
[su_quote cite=“Benjamin Turesson“]Back in 2018 we released Believe which was the first song we released that I played a major part in writing. It became extra special with my Grandfathers voice being featured on the track, immortalising his essence forever.
On April 6th 2020 at around 6 pm my mum called me with the news that my grandpa had just passed away from Covid-19. I was absolutely devastated and the first thing I did was to rewrite Believe so that it could be a commemoration to Grandpa and the amazing man he was. I hope you can enjoy this new version of Believe as a tribute to one of the best people I have ever known as well as a song unlike anything else we have ever released.
To anyone else who has lost someone to Covid-19 our hearts go out to you and this song is dedicated to you and your loss as well.
May your voice live on forever in this song.
Rest in peace Robert Weston ❤️[/su_quote]