Welcome to the Monday Music Discovery playlist, where I feature a mixtape of both new music video videos and singles of all genres of music by local bands in Oklahoma. In this Monday Music Discovery, there’s new music by Layers of Pink. If you’re interested in having your music video or new single highlighted, connect here.

The End Is Coming / The End by Layers of Pink

Artist Statement: The safety of humanity is at risk. Society is crumbling. The end is coming. What do you do?

These were the thoughts in my head when I was writing these songs. I, personally, don’t handle big issues well so I either shut down parts of myself & become apathetic or I focus on something or someone to distract myself. I wanted to bring those feelings of anxiety/apathy to the verses. The character is grasping for normalcy & that carefree feeling she grew up with but she can’t seem to reach it because, ha, the end is coming. I wanted to speak those words before the choruses as a way to admit to herself the reality of her situation. 

The chorus was actually written first though, it’s the chaos of the story, the running, screaming, giving up & taking what you can before it all burns. I wrote a poem with the line “old world, new world / crumble all the same” the day the track was sent to me & that line really stuck in my head & shaped the story. The bridge, to me, is that part in a movie where life slows down & the character gets one final moment of clarity before they face their doom… which leads us to “The End”. With this song, I wanted to wrap up the story, or at least show a side of the apocalypse that we don’t normally see. I thought, “what if these characters woke up to the stillness? Or found their own paradise & started humanity over with the reflections & lessons from a society that failed itself & it’s home? What would that be like? What would we miss or not miss?”  

Clearly, the end of humanity is very interesting to me. I had fun getting in my head & imagining my cartoon self vs. the apocalypse. I hope the audience can find a piece of themselves in this story, too.

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com