With ‘Opening Scene’, SoulNidus’ release the rarest of love songs; one that draws as much emotional weight from the everyday feelings that accompany loving someone as it does from the enormity of love’s impact on every aspect of life.
As lead singer/songwriter, E states:
“It’s not about anyone or any moment specifically. It’s purely about how I feel about love.” For E and Sal, SoulNidus is a fusion of the disciplines each excels in and a byproduct of their creative lifestyle. “We’ve always looked at this as more than a band,” E explains, citing Sal’s contributions musically and as a photographer and designer, which, ever since their first shows at venues like Sneaky Dee’s in the mid-2000s, and in tandem with E’s uniquely personal lyrical sensibilities, has been a driving factor in their work together. E refers to that work as the result of an “addiction to creation” – an addiction that began during his youth in their family’s home, and only deepened after he began sharing his music with others.
SoulNidus cemented their reputation for music that was impossible to pigeonhole with a sound that, while reminiscent of Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, and Nick Cave, was entirely their own. They also expanded on the interplay between their recorded music and visual artistry; self-producing and directing videos for multiple singles.
“Opening Scene’ is a meditation on the blend of frailty and strength that compels us to risk rejection and seek out those connections over and again.
“It’s about loving and the fear of losing what you love, but it’s also about letting go, and dealing with all of that while feeling completely helpless the whole time,” E says. “These aren’t 21st-century problems. They’re not first world problems. They’re universal and, perhaps, one of the few common elements left in the world for us to share.”