WE'RE ALL POETS
Thom Yorke once said, “One of the things I find most offensive about what people say about our [Radiohead’s] music is when they say ‘it’s depressing.’” We feel the same. Depression has power when harnessed properly, and has fueled some of the greatest achievements of human history. We all suffer, and to turn away in ignorance is unforgivable in our opinion.
Our music embraces the eternal struggle we all have within - whether it’s mental illness, addiction, regret, loneliness, etc. Don’t think we’re calling ourselves ‘poets and heroes,’ we want our music to serve as a reminder that WE ARE ALL poets and heroes - doctors, police, sanitary workers, cooks, single mothers, the incarcerated - all of us can be the poets and heroes of our collective existence. Through our music, we attempt to express this sentiment. Some of you may hate it, some may love it, but at the end of the day we are who we are. Give it a listen if you’d like … or go listen to whoever brings you peace.
The band has in the past been compared to Radiohead for their "depressing" melodies. I agree to say that they are in the same register as Radiohead, from the point of view of the concept: it is a band that succeeded in creating its own musical universe and its own sound identity.
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The ephemeral tones of honesty, melancholy and contemplation that All Poets & Heroes so masterfully convey throughout the EP lingers in the air long after the final note has been sung, key has been pressed and string has been plucked. It’s an atmosphere that we hope carries on into part two of the tantalisingly named Colorful Lungs, Pt. 1.
All Poets & Heroes songs have been compared favorably to the raw emotional honesty of people like the late Jeff Buckley and sonically like the aforementioned Radiohead but to compare AP&H to anyone is to do them a disservice. The truth is All Poets & Heroes have their own unique sound that is cinematic in its landscape and lyrically highly literate.
- John Tierney, Long Winded
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