Trials – A Song for a Lost Generation
by on February 21, 2013 in

Caught between the deep economic crises in both Athens and New York; singer-songwriter OH. released her indie debut album, “Sleeping World” and in particular the song “Trials”.

The album’s hauntingly candid lyrics and music are a conscious and direct wake-up call to the frustrations of our crisis-laden youth in these trying times of austerity, lack of opportunity, wasted talent and false promises. With irony and mocking sarcasm her performance reveals her “lost generation’s” total awareness of the futility of quick fixes (jobs with no future) and false idols (media’s portrayal of success and pop culture) — cutting to the root cause of our world’s self-destructive and power-hungry motivation — which is unconsciousness of true values.

The song was a #1 BEAT100 World Music Chart winner in 2013.

© ℗ OH. 2013
From the album: Sleeping World

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Lyrics:

TRIALS

And so you said, go on without me
Can’t leave you this time,
Whispering retreat will keep us safe,
Is there a way for us to banish fate?
Get out of this place.
Get out of my face.

Can’t we make it through, these raging fires?
Never-ending wars.
Only sad endings, no one wins.
Is there a way for us to find our fortune?
Escape this time.
Escape our lives.

I know we have to go.
We won’t survive these trials.
Let’s be honest with ourselves.
Only take what’s now to fool our hearts.
Self-destructive world.
Silent sleeping souls.

Walking down the stream,
Falling down, but I feel… heat.
And I, I feel free,
But I am sure,
I’m in captivity.

I know we have to go.
We won’t survive these trials.
Let’s be honest with ourselves .
Only take what’s now to fool our hearts.
Self-destructive world.
Silent sleeping souls.

The sound means darkness,
Darkness and headlights,
Life became exacting,
And we became an addict in the throes of a cure,
Everything just seemed to be perfectly composed,
Yet I can hear time gunning down the turnpike
Placed under the spotlight,
Pretend we are in power,
Act upon and with our dance,
But little do we know
We are the show.

I know we have to go
We won’t survive these trials
Let’s be honest with ourselves
Only take what’s now to fool our hearts.
Self-destructive world.
Silent sleeping souls.

 

Olivia Hadjiioannou, Ολίβια Χατζηιωάννου, Oh., Press photos, Official Photos, Music, News, Greece, metal, RockMulti-instrumentalist and director Olivia Hadjiioannou as the artist Oh. has been honored for her ingenuity, innovation and creativity in music and video with multiple international awards. She made her debut as Oh. on the international music scene with the award-winning music video, "Trials" in 2013 – cited as one of the 50 top events to mark Greece during the economic crisis. With the advances of immersive video, she released her single "Love of Avalanches", mentioned in Huffington Post as one of first 360-degree immersive VR videos released by a Greek artist on YouTube in 2016.

The music video "Red Lion" is presently a winner and official selection in 12 film festivals worldwide. Winner of Best Music Video award in the inaugural French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) in Cannes, France. Winner Best Music Video at the Cosmocinema Film Festival in London. Winner of the Best Music Video Short in The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival that took place on May 25, 2019 at The Producer’s Club in New York City. Winner Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film at the Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in Southwestern Crete in Greece. Read more in her Bio and EPK

The EP “Metallia” has received over 32 reviews from 13 countries worldwide, is in top 10 progressive rock and metal charts and listed as one of the best albums of the year for 2018 on Metal Nation Radio.

CD Metallia - Oh. aka Olivia Hadjiioannou

“Metallia” by Oh. is an epical prog-metal composition in six parts. A multi-layered sonic piece of ravishing solo electric guitars, time-bending tempo shifts, grooving bass lines and deranged drums.

This instrumental progressive metal album will reveal its intricacies and hidden depths over time. It will extract from your mind pure visions, to mend your mental pictures, preen presumptions and to elicit an element of the unexpected…. because that is what will transmute your subliminal mind map into a remarkable blueprint which will lead you from wherever you are now, to wherever you want to be.

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