The Monday Music Discovery is a mixtape of both new music video videos and singles of all genres of music by local bands in Oklahoma. In today’s Monday Music Discovery, enjoy new music from LABRYS and Jarvix. If you’re interested in having your music video or new single highlighted, connect here.
Friendly Demons by LABRYS
Artist Statement: I wrote this song in the desert contemplating the words of Friedrich Nietzsche: “Be careful when you cast out your demons that you don’t throw away the best of yourself.” We often think, in our efforts of self-evolution and improvement, that we must rid ourselves of our negative character traits. I think it’s important to make friends with our demons though, so we can allow them to exist with awareness. It would be unwise to let them rule our lives, and make decisions for us or be our only guide in taking action. However, there is a wisdom in the ego, a feature of consciousness many associate with selfish desires. Our ego keeps us willing to live. Our ego is our survival. Without this selfish nature, we would cease to exist. “Kill the ego, and nothing’s left.” I recorded this song in my bedroom and mixed it with Chad Copelin at Blackwatch Studios and then added some textures with Ben Prosser and Nathan Price in Tulsa. Special thanks to Christian Theriot who engineered my recording of the percussion craze at the end.
This track is the first release of an upcoming full length that will be self-released a little later this year.
Doomsday Carnations by Jarvix
Artist Statement: Written in the wake of losing work due to COVID-19. It’s about a florist that sticks to their craft and artistic integrity against a harsh social, economic, and environmental climate.
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