Seven Lions Worlds Apart

Seven Lions’ “Worlds Apart” reminds us that distance is heartbreaking


2014 was especially a rough year for me until my friend sent me Seven LionsDays to Come EP. It was my first time exploring the EDM world, which was around the time I started feeling the alternative rock scene had become stagnant.

Once I gave the EP a listen, I found myself binging on his music like it was a hot, new Netflix show. Music is one of my greatest comforts in dire or sad times and one track on Days to Come stood out to me in particular: “Worlds Apart”.

Listen to Seven Lions feat. Kerli – “Worlds Apart” on YouTube:

As the song opens, vocalist Kerli calls out and expresses the sadness of longing for someone and the pain of being so far apart emotionally from them. Her haunting and emotive voice stands out and holds its own against the loud, massive dubstep drops.

Kerli’s lines in the song disarm me because there is nothing more relatable than loving someone who doesn’t necessarily love you back. Though the song can have multiple interpretations, it reminds me of past affections that were not reciprocated kindly.

After its epic buildup in the second half, all hell breaks loose with epic synths layered on top of bass chaotically massaging your ears. It’s like exploding fireworks and you feel the same emotional breaking Seven Lions and Kerli must have felt creating the song.

Seven Lions still plays “Worlds Apart” in his current sets, but mashes it up with other tracks like Jason Ross’ “Me Tonight” and Ian van Dahl’s “Castles in the Sky”. As the Horizon Tour makes its journey across North America, you can bet I’ll be singing my heart out when it’s played.


Seven Lions – “Worlds Apart” – Lyrics

I keep reaching
But you’re not reaching back
You’re not reaching back

Trying to get in, fight you through the cracks
Trying to get in, fought you through the cracks

I guess I’m trying to say
It hurts to feel this far
Million miles away
Next to me, next to me you are
Well if you’re sitting right here
Why are we worlds apart?
Why are we worlds apart?

If you’re so near
then why do you feel this far?
Why are we worlds apart?

Oh, we’re not that different you know
I play among the stars and then fall so low
I try to make sense as I go

‘Cause nothing
‘Cause nothing
‘Cause nothing is in your soul

Why are we worlds apart?
And why are we worlds apart?
Why are we worlds apart?

Why are we?
Why are we worlds apart?
Why are we worlds apart?

Guess I’m trying to say
It hurts to feel this far
Million miles away
Next to me, next to me you are
And if you’re sitting right here
Why are we worlds apart?
Why are we worlds apart?

If you’re so near
Why do you feel this far?
Why are we worlds apart?

Why are we worlds apart?
Why are we worlds apart?
Why are we worlds apart?
Why are we?
Why are we worlds apart?
Why are we worlds apart?


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Music continues to play a big part of Lisa’s life. Through the power of electronic music, she recognizes the importance of community in today’s music scene. She enjoys not only listen to all types of music but interested in being active in the music community in hopes of promoting more positivity, acceptance, and great music.

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