Dark Universe – Shatter – Live Video & Story

Dark Universe’s Shatter Live: Deepest Black Friday, October 13th, The Civic Hotel.

Shatter is a new song from the upcoming Into The Black album. It is a poignant tale that has a universal (pun intended) theme. Whilst I have my own personal take on Shatter the crux of the song is about the price we pay for freedom.

Escape to freedom may come in many forms; abusive relationships, political struggle, racial, religious and gender/sexual oppression, and humans being horrid to other humans, which has been going on for aeons.

Shatter refers to the situation in which you are only accepted should you conform to someone else’s views or control. You escape, but the cost is a heavy one. I am certain everyone that reads this has had an experience that they can relate to with Shatter.

Anyway, when all is said and done be true to yourself, and break any chains that hold you down. You are worth it.

Jaime Page

Original Shatter Lyrics
(Since Edited but here is the raw version)

I never thought it would end this way
And who’d believe we would see the day
Finding out what it’s like to be me
That’s the price of living free

I didn’t think it would hurt so bad
And I hate to think that I’d made you sad
But some things are meant to be
And I had to go…

That I’d end up as a memory
(And) One you’d rather forget
I would think of you every day
And the love that we had…

And My World Would Shatter

Some things don’t make much sense
What you want is not always what you get
And when you try to take it back
They don’t want to know

And Your World Would Shatter

You would shatter

I am who I am
You are what you feel
If God gave you everything
Then took it away…
Just Swept it away…
Then Your World Would Shatter

It would shatter
Shatter…

Who’d have thought it would end this way
Who’d believe the price we pay
Give your life to be living free
Give your life to be me

 © Jaime Page/Dark Universe Records 2017

Special thanks to:
Donna Greene, Craig Skelton, Michael Burn, Bob De Wolff, Graham Piper, John Davies @21CC, Anthony Francis Steele, Maria Haskins @rockandroll, Andrew Thompson @ Big Squeeze Promotions, Stuart James, Daniel Low, and all of you that support us so unconditionally. xxx

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Dark Universe – Listen For Free

I would love for you to listen to Dark Universe, and you can do that on Reverbnation. I am very proud of our work and want to share it with you.

It would be wonderful if you do like it that you would share it on your fave social media pages.

Perth, Western Australia is a long way from many of you, and we have limited financial power, so any help getting the word out about my album would be HUGELY appreciated!

Note the bonus track: Get Up Get Down not available on iTunes.

Buy Dark Universe on iTunes here.

 

True Spirit – Houses Of The Holy Dec. 17 2016

Into The Dark

Thanks to all that came along, we had a great night together!!

 

True Spirit and Houses Of The Holy are back with one show for 2016.

This is a great chance to get together with my fave players and crew to play music that we love for you, our special friends. I look forward to trying out a new song or two from the upcoming Into The Black album and some Dark Universe faves. See you there

When: Saturday 17th December
Where: The Herdsman Lake Tavern
(08) 9387 5555
Get Directions
herdsman.laketavern@alhgroup.com.au
Time: 8PM-Midnight

Join The Facebook Event Here…

Official Event Blurb…

True Spirit and Houses Of The Holy present A Night of Classic & Prog Rock at The Herdsman Lake Tavern, Wembley on Saturday December 17. The band will also be previewing some new Dark Universe music from the forthcoming Jaime Page album, “Into The Black”.

2 Huge Sets:
Houses Of The Holy (Led Zeppelin)
True Spirit: Playing songs from bands like RUSH, Heart, Whitesnake, DARK UNIVERSE, Toto and more.

Featuring:
Donna G, Jaime Page, Michael Burn, Craig Skelton

Sound Engineer:
Bob De Wolff

Tickets:
$15 Presale or $20 at the Door
100 Only Presale Tickets available until 7pm 16 Dec 2016
Jaime Page “Dark Universe” CD’s available at the show.

Into The Great Wide Blackness Beyond

Into The Dark

Well, the last six months has been quite an eventful ride. From February 2016 I have seen my Facebook, work and public unveiling, an unforgettable Dark Universe CD launch, and the trip of destiny to be re-birthed with Dr. Saran.

It’s Whatever You Want It To Be

The last few months have been all about recovery, finding myself and learning to become the woman I always wanted to be.

There have been some casualties along the way, some I can work on and some that are not redeemable. There are also many new friends that I hold very dear. You know who you are and I love you darlings.

Getting back into rewarding employment has been the most difficult. I find myself relying more on my music to get me through, which may be a godsend but I will come up with something and overcome. I was naive to expect anything else I do concede.

I am very content in most respects, and will always remember my experience in Bangkok as one of the times of my life. It was the most poignant, beautiful moment when Dr. S released me from my drainage lines and plaster.

I walked over to the hospital room window, opened it to feel a gust of lovely warm air, a golden sunset and the sound of monks chanting from the Golden Temple outside. It was a magical moment forever etched in my heart.

Returning home to Australia as moi was a glorious feeling. Pure elation. I have been very fortunate indeed.

Musically I have made some great strides forward. It was interesting to see how things would go there.

Into The Black (AKA Something Something Something)

As fate would have it, I wrote the new opening song of the new album ‘7th Heaven’ just before leaving for Dr. Saran, and then followed up with the third song, which is called ‘Shatter.’

7th Heaven is an ode to reaching for your dream. Bright and powerful but with my traditional subtext of anger here and there. A curse with a smile!

Shatter came from a gentle chord pattern that just came out when I returned from Dr. S. It was the only thing I played for weeks and would not go away. I paired it up with a random chord thing I had in another ballad, sped it up a tad, and thus it was born.

Shatter is bittersweet. It is about the feelings of loss we encounter on our journeys. One of the favorite songs I have written. Drenched in real, deep emotion.

Whatever is a leftover from the original Dark Universe pool of songs. It is rather stark. The theme being physical and mental abuse and family breakdown. Stuart James convinced me to add it to the album. I was a bit worried about so much darkness on the record, but why not go mad.

The last song to come for the new album is Into The Black. Another song featuring my second favorite color, Black. For this one I wanted it to be utterly bombastic and heavy. I think I managed that. I love watching Stuart James turn into a rabid wild man when we listen to playbacks! It still has an element of niceness in it somewhere, but that is also bittersweet, as ever. Another new favorite for me.

Jaime Page’s Dark Universe
Into The Black Track Listing:

  • 7th Heaven
  • Into The Black
  • Shatter
  • Don’t Go
  • Bleed Me Dry
  • Falling In A Dream
  • Unchain My Heart
  • Whatever
  • Weight Of The World
  • Alone at The End Of The World

The new album is well underway and should be available early in 2017. I must say I can’t wait to unleash it.

Upcoming Gigs:

More Houses Of The Holy and True Spirit will be announced soon.