The Scoop: Christian metalcore outfit Silent Planet is currently premiering a brand new music video for their song “Tiny Hands” via our friends over at HM. The track comes off the band’s upcoming EP lastsleep, which is due out on January 2nd. You can watch the video here, or check it out now below.
The Spin: The forthcoming effort will contain five tracks, each telling a different story. You can check out what the band has to say about the meaning behind “Tiny Hands” below.
“On June 10, 1944, a group of Nazi soldiers locked the women and children of a small French village inside their community church, subsequently setting fire to the structure while shooting their rifles through the windows. “Tiny Hands (Au Revoir)” tells the story of Marguerite Rouffanche, a French woman who was the sole survivor of this church massacre of Oradour-sur-Glane.
Madame Rouffanche was shot five times while protecting the children, which included her own daughter, but ultimately managed to escape through a stained-glass window where she hid for a day among pea plants until the Nazi soldiers vacated the area.
We believe that the Gospel is more than a text with a scriptural canon. It is an active story of resistance against the violence of imperial powers for the Life of this world. Because of this, our historical protagonists are the small, marginalized names that one won’t find enshrined on great monuments or caste into statues, but instead echo throughout the upside-down Kingdom comprised of what Jesus called “the least of these.” It is our goal to edify you, Reader, with stories that remind us our our mothers, daughters, and sisters whose stories remind us of the paradox of losing our lives to find life.”
The Question: What do you think of the new video? Are you excited to hear what the rest of lastsleep has to offer? Let us know in the comments below!