Well, there’s a whole lotta breathing going on. And why not. Breathability is pop.
NEVERMORE shall be placed in the “ethnic” category, although I think “world music” would be a more suitable word to describe it.
There’s basically two parts in the tune: The first, more mystic & oriental one, and the second which to me sounds more folksy European stuff. The change is also marked with a slight increase of tempo.
So, international co-operation it is!
We sure could use some more of it.