Insomnium Studio Blog: Heart On My Sleeve, Part 3

Insomnium Studio Blog

So here I am again, sitting in front of my laptop somewhere in Switzerland. Feeling tired but happy.

We’ve met lots of cool people and played great shows. The awesome guys of Moonspell and their techs treat us very nicely and the catering is top notch.

We also met people from Century Media in Essen and further planned our next album release and all related activities.

When it comes to playing live, I think we’re the tightest ever. We did not have rehearsal before this tour because we simply did not have time; last time we played together was in Baltimore, back in November 2012.

But all of the touring we did last year still shows, and I think I have never enjoyed playing live so much. We have a great band, great fans, and I’m privileged to have all of this in my life.

It’s pretty hard to describe how it feels to be on tour. You’re changing cities every day and are constantly on the move. You have a kind of routine, but it’s pretty far from what you have back home.

You’re kind of a rootless traveler passing by, but still surrounded by familiar people: your band, your family on the road. Every night connecting with a new bunch of people who share your musical vision. Living those 45 minutes to their fullest. Feeding off each other, forgetting everything else.

It’s a release. For both the audience and us.

No matter how tired you feel before the show, how bruised and drawn out you are, you go out there and give your all. There’s no middle way. It’s an ancient ritual and it serves an important purpose. It’s a celebration of the human spirit, body and soul.

See you on tour.

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