Song: "Pale Horse Phantasm"
Album: Fortress of the Sun
"Lyrically, it's a song about facing fear, real or imagined, and conquering those fears," Arborea's Shanti Curran tells Rolling Stone. "In this song, the phantasm is the Pale Horse of Death, and as the song progresses, the Pale Horse phantasm dissipates into the mist as the fear of facing death, of facing one's own mortality, is finally conquered. In the end however, the song is really about the beauty of rebirth as much as it is about darkness or fear."
This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: 'Pale Horse Phantasm' by Arborea - Free MP3