The Bell is the 2019 release from iamthemorningwas which was inspired by 19th century song cycles, a genre established by Schubert, and themes from Victorian England art and culture. It is divided into two parts, but each song is a story in its own right, all of them are fuelled by human cruelty and pain caused by it. Cruelty and different ways that we cope with it and suffer from it is the central theme of the album. This album is multi-layered and is, in many ways, a journey inwards, taking us inside of a mind of a person suffering from abuse or neglect or open hostility of the society or a specific person.
Even though aesthetically the album is based on themes taken from Victorian England’s art and culture, the band describes the album as mainly a way to look at ourselves and modern society and realize that at its core, humankind isn’t making much progress in terms of emotional maturity.
Released August 2, 2019
Available on CD, Vinyl, Digital Download or Streaming Services.