Halflives (Paris, FR) have today released their brand new EP “V” & released another arresting video for “Valkyrie”
“Valkyrie” is one of Halflives’ bolder songs and embraces female empowerment. “I really wanted the chorus to be a punch in the face that fuels you with strength and motivation when it hits. For the title I wanted an unforgiving strong female figure representing the unstoppable force of self-determination that is highlighted in the lyrics. I can’t wait to finally play this one live, it’s going be a lot of fun.” says singer Linda Battilani. “This was also my first time directing a music video and I really enjoyed the process. I’m happy of the final result and it only makes me want to do more of it in the future.”
The EP “V” is Linda Battilani’s Vision; a story of obsession, hurt, revenge and feeling left out, told through unfiltered lyrics, dark atmospheres tinted with macabre imagery.
The title “V” hints on a story told through five tracks (V in roman numbers), all of which start with the V letter. Strongly inspired by TV and film and adapted into real life experiences, “V” paints the inner fight between letting go and being a slave to one’s feelings.
Immensely passionate and slightly irrational on “Victim”, “Villain” and “V (Psycho)”, “V” confesses a toxic obsession for someone or something, who doesn’t love you back after all, and merely takes everything good from you, leaving you as an empty shell.
Lashing out and letting go on “Vibe” and “Valkyrie”, oppression gives way to a new-found confidence and self-esteem during moments of clarity, realising you’re actually worth something regardless of everyone else’s opinion of you. These tracks explore the process of learning to fit in, and perhaps finding out that you don’t, but being okay with it. It’s an anthem for the weirdos, the rejects and the misfits.
Singer/songwriter Linda Battilani not only wrote all of the songs, but also assumed an integral role in the EP’s production. Additional production, mixing and mastering were done by Elliot Polokoff (Cemetery Sun) on all tracks except “Villain” which was produced and mixed by Nick Goncalves (8 Graves).
On this record, Halflives return to an anthemic rock sound inspired by the modern revival of the genre, spiced up with trap elements that have increasingly been a part of the band’s sound over the years. Unapologetic and outspoken, the record is designed to be a vessel for those who have something to say and can’t find the words or the way to speak out.
“V” EP tracklisting
5. V (Psycho)
Halflives burst into the scene in 2017 with their self release debut record “Empty Rooms” telling stories of love, loss and heartache with emotional intensity, powerhouse choruses and an anthemic sound. Halflives have already completed multiple tours with The Faim, Chapel, Icon for Hire, Courage My Love and more taking them to 15 different countries totalling over 100 shows to date.