Arriving because the B-side for Allegaeon’s recently released cover of J.S. Bach’s “Concerto in Dm” final month comes a brand new music video for the band’s interpretation of “In Flanders Fields,” a conflict poem by Andrew Macphail and John McCrae first revealed in 1915.
Allegaeon guitarist and ringleader Greg Burgess provided of what impressed him to sort out this specific mission:
“In 1915, Canadian poet and army physician Main John McCrae misplaced considered one of his greatest buddies to a German artillery shell, through the second battle of Ypres. Impressed by grief, McCrae started the primary draft of ‘In Flanders Fields’. Three years afterwards, the poem had such an influence, individuals began honoring troopers by carrying poppies on their lapels.
“Being from the US, I used to be unaware of this poem and custom, till we had been on tour in Canada with Ne Obliviscaris in 2018. After being stranded by an ice storm in Ottawa, I used to be launched to this poem and it struck a chord with me – inevitably this piece of the identical title adopted. As for the video – do we actually want one other classical video set in a lovely place, having the performer with eyes closed carry out? Most likely not. Do we want a video the place we’ve the juxtaposition of a classical guitarist in a lovely place, whereas repping tech dying? Survey says…why not!”
You possibly can watch the video beneath and take a look at the aforementioned Bach cowl here. Right here is the unique poem in its entirety:
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and within the sky
The larks, nonetheless bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the weapons beneath.
“We’re the Useless. Brief days in the past
We lived, felt daybreak, noticed sundown glow,
Cherished and had been beloved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
“Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing palms we throw
The torch; be yours to carry it excessive.
If ye break religion with us who die
We will stay awake, although poppies develop
In Flanders fields.”