“The video represents crossing over into the ‘Umbra,’ or spirit world — a realm existing alongside the material world,” singer Jonathan Whittle tells Revolver. “It depicts a kid fixated to a body bag in a darkened world, curious as to why he is drawn to the matter. He notices the bag covered in blood and slowly begins to open it before realizing the body inside is his physical self. From opening the bag, he examines the body, where the wound addresses his heart being ripped out from all the evils of the world. The fire is shown to reflect our old ways and traditions being purged. It ignites the soul to be pushed into another realm, or metaphorically speaking, headspace.”
The singer continues, “The band wearing all white represents ‘the light,’ whereas when the kid crosses over, he notices that he is not alone in a dark place. From a spiritual standpoint, if we look at the earth being zero and the sun being one, we view our physical selves beneath the sun, knowing every morning the sun will rise; regardless of the state of the world or our hardships. From this thought, we are given the option every new day to have our spiritual bodies remain at zero or rise above our physical selves by taking the initiative to work towards bettering ourselves. We must keep our spiritual bodies beneath one, but above self.”
Sole Impulse is available for pre-order here.
The band previously debuted the video for the title track at Kerrang! Watch it here.
Vatican are touring with Sanction this fall. All dates are below.
SOLE IMPULSE TRACK LISTING:
“Blades in Sepia”
“Color My Grave Mine”
“Cognition Rendered Dead”
“Your Prison Within”
“Xero Line Crisis”