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Spectrum by Saer

A Vivid Musical Journey Through the Colors of Autism

In the vast expanse of indie music, where electronic beats meet soul-stirring lyrics, SAER’s latest offering, “Spectrum,” stands as a beacon of hope and understanding. Released on March 29, 2024, this track delves deep into the heart of the Autism Spectrum, painting a vivid picture of the challenges and beauties of neurodiversity. Inspired by co-writer Paul Griffin’s personal journey with his daughter’s diagnosis, “Spectrum” is more than a song—it’s an emotional tribute to the complex world of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

At its core, “Spectrum” is an electro-pop rock ballad that marries the energetic synths reminiscent of CHVRCHES with the rock-driven force of Muse. SAER’s voice, a blend of raw emotion and delicate falsetto, carries the weight of the song’s message with grace. The lyrics, “Am I invisible to you?” and “Only you can find my true colours,” speak volumes of the longing for acceptance and understanding that many within the ASD community experience. This track is a call to see beyond the surface, to discover the spectrum of shades that each individual brings to the world.

Complementing the song, the music video for “Spectrum,” directed by Griffin, is a masterpiece of visual storytelling. Utilizing AI and stable diffusion technology, it transforms SAER’s performance into a mosaic of faces, symbolizing the diverse individuals across the autism spectrum. Set against a cyberpunk backdrop, the video not only enhances the song’s message but also stands as a testament to the power of innovation in expressing complex ideas.

“Spectrum” arrives during World Autism Acceptance Week 2024, emphasizing SAER’s dedication to fostering a deeper understanding of neurodiversity. The track, influenced by giants in the music industry yet uniquely poignant in its message, serves as a bridge between the neurotypical and neurodiverse worlds. It’s a reminder that music has the profound ability to connect us, to make us feel seen and understood.