Enterprise Earth vocalist Dan Watson has announced today that he is leaving the band and his decision for doing so is pretty surreal.
Per a post made on his Twitter account, the ex-Enterprise Earth singer shared a statement to his followers; in that statement, he goes into how much he appreciates his time with the band, but also, how he received a premonition involving his own death. Referring to the premonition of his death and trying to make the best out of life with what time he believed he had left, Watson shares, “Looking back, knowing I was gonna die was the most beautiful two weeks of my life.”
Given that the deathcore act just released a new album earlier this year, Watson’s departure from Enterprise Earth comes as a surprise. In Watson’s own words, he speaks to a song that was inspired by his premonition called “Overpass;” he then goes into believing that the death of his physical body was approaching, and him trying to live the best life possible believing this. However, towards the end of the statement, he goes into what has actually taken place in his life.
Per Watson via his Twitter post:
“After over 8 years, I am no longer part of Enterprise Earth. I will not be on any tours or in any future material. It didn’t come to this because any of us wanted it to, but because the strings of destiny tugged us in different directions. I will always love the guys I shared the stage with and slept nut to butt within a sardine can on tour with and I will always support their future. Enterprise Earth was my everything the last 8 years.
“I cherish the good and the bad from the experiences it brought me, the lessons it taught me through hardships and the incredible adventures it brought me on and most importantly, the opportunity to meet all of you. It was hard to see you all as fans because it felt more like family because you treated me as such on the road (most of you, haha) and really are responsible for me accidentally becoming a successful deathcore vocalist (successful as in, was able to manifest my dreams.) You guys pushed me and challenged me and picked me up when I was beat down. I’ll never forget that.
“As for my future, things won’t be like what you are used to. They’ll be better.”
“Overpass was written about a premonition I had.
“I used my intuition and soul to write lyrics and I sometimes look to past works to find messages my higher self meant for me to discover later. To some that may sound like some crazy narcissistic guru shit, but I literally just let the songs write themselves after embodiment, I just wrote lyrics I needed to hear myself.
“When I first had the premonition, I thought it meant the physical death of my body, I spent weeks just enjoying the people I love on a cellular level, trying to memorize every characteristic of their being as if I could somehow take something with me. Living life like it could be the last moment is how life should be. I think we should all live like that and treat each other like that as we fly through space on a rock into the eternal void of mystery. That was really how I should have been living my life this whole time. Looking back, knowing I was gonna die was the most beautiful two weeks of my life. What came to fruition instead was a complete death of my life and collapse of everything I put effort into. The importance and value I put into shit that really just sounds…funny… hahaha.
“At the end of Overpass, the lyrics are the most important message to me. ‘Death is only the beginning.’ Those are the last words from the past I’m bringing into this new chapter.”
What do you make of what Watson has shared? You can read the ex-Enterprise Earth vocalist’s statement below. You can also check out the band’s song “Overpass” below.
— Dan Watson (@danwatsonEE) April 12, 2022
Words by: Michael Pementel