Having been a huge King Crimson fan all my life, this song always spoke to me. Adrien Belew’s voice is right in my range and Stratospheerius has been having fun playing our version of this song live for over a year now. Having scoured the internet about the meaning of this song, here is what I’ve found, and it lines up with my interpretation:
“It’s about how someone is proceeding ‘frame by frame’ (in the small scale) with their analysis of something. They “drown” in their analysis, doubting themselves (by numbers, or predictably).”
Basically, we are caught up in our own thoughts, our own analysis of an object or a situation. When we overthink something, our thoughts can act like a weight that clouds our vision and drowns us.
In our current dystopian reality, there are a million theories floating around. It’s hard to know what to believe. Many overanalyze the situation and make dour predictions not based on real data. We are left to stew in our own quarantined bubble and drive ourselves es insane because our future is uncertain and there are no concrete answers to our questions.
This song WILL be on our next album. When that is released is anybody’s guess. We are compiling material, have three songs mixed and are about to finish tracking a fourth, are writing the next three…
In the meantime, we will be releasing new singles every few months. This is the same approach we took with Guilty of Innocence, releasing the first single in 2014 and the album in 2017. Yeah, we’re slow.
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius present their cover of this King Crimson classic, “Frame by Frame.”
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/acoustic violin/lead vocals
Val Vigoda-background vocals
Engineered by Rave Tesar
Mixed and mastered by Rich Mouser
Cover Art Nick Katona at Revolution Studios
Words and Music by Adrian Belew, William Bruford, Robert Fripp and Anthony Levin Copyright © 1981 by E.G. Music Publishers Ltd. and E.G. Music, Inc. All Rights for E.G. Music Publishers Ltd. in the U.S. and Canada Administered by Universal Music – Careers International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.
Stratospheerius is led by founding member, electric violinist & vocalist Joe Deninzon. Joe! has been called “The Jimi Hendrix of the electric violin.
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