September Mourning takes three hours out of her day to get fully in costume and makeup to make you think about what it means to be an artist in 2015. Despite the portent of gloom and doom after I watched some of her dark, metal-inflected music videos, she was an extremely sweet and thoughtful participant of Nerdist Music’s first ever panel, on Friday of Comic-Con 2015. Hearing her articulate points about the drive and urgency of her artistry really made me curious about digging into her discography a bit more, which is why I am stoked that we are able to premiere here lyric video for her track, “Children Of Fate”.
Consider this song a mission statement to the character that is September Mourning. She is part human, part reaper, part metal goddess, but well beyond just a musician. During her panel yesterday, September hinted at her official announcement today that she is Kickstarting an accompanying graphic novel in collaboration with Marc Silvestri of Top Cow Productions. Listening to the operatic, gothic sprawls of “Children Of Fate”, it is not hard to imagine this artistic extension of the band. The howling riffs paired with reapers, demons, and the undead feels especially natural as Mourning wails, “Another life / Another corpse / Another time.”
About venturing outside the realm of music, Mourning says, “Music is a piece of the backbone, but for this to work, it has to include the imagery and the narrative all symbiotically linked into the whole.” As she spoke with her sweet voice, a coo under all the intense makeup, I couldn’t help but be wowed by her conviction.