Though at times melancholic and despairing, EVERYTHING IN SLOW MOTION catch lightning in a bottle with their debut album Phoenix. EISM was born out of the ashes of vocalist Shane Ochsner's previous band HANDS. "After working on Give Me Rest for HANDS, I realized I wasn’t ready to throw in the towel yet. Spending most of the writing and recording process alone was the most therapeutic way of working through my issues with my faith." Ochsner's therapy manifests in some of the most beautiful and traumatic songwriting of our time; the level of intensity behind the desperate screaming vocals, the lyrics woeful but not hopeless, the melodies mournful but not heartbroken. Phoenix is at once Ochsner's battle cry and lamentation: "We live in a broken world, with broken people. But each of us has the power to restore hope within someone else."