Haken: guarda il video della nuova ‘Canary Yellow’
Comunicato stampa (Inside Out Music Italy):
I progressive rocker HAKEN pubblicheranno il nuovo album “Virus” il 5 giugno 2020 su Inside Out Music. Oggi la band presenta il video del secondo singolo estratto “Canary Yellow”, realizzato da Crystal Spotlight e disponibile qui: https://youtu.be/ KJQy1Waj_cY
Disponibile anche il primo singolo estratto, “Prosthetic”, con oltre 200000 visualizzazioni e 300000 stream: https://youtu.be/4EmbYo65Pbs
Ancora una volta Adam “Nolly” Getgood ha mixato quello che forse è il più eclettico album degli Haken di sempre. Sette tracce che mostrano le molteplici influenze della band, tutte miscelate con il riconoscibilissimo sound degli Haken. L’artwork è stato curato da Blacklake, collaboratore di lunga data della band.
“Virus” sarà pubblicato nei formati Limited 2CD, Standard CD, Gatefold 2LP+CD e in digitale. Disponibile qui il preorder: https://haken.lnk.
Di seguito artwork e tracklist:
4. The Strain
5. Canary Yellow
6. Messiah Complex i: Ivory Tower
7. Messiah Complex ii: A Glutton for Punishment
8. Messiah Complex iii: Marigold
9. Messiah Complex iv: The Sect
10. Messiah Complex v: Ectobius Rex
11. Only Stars
The band comments: “For Canary Yellow, we went in a more alternative direction, since we’re all big fans of bands like Radiohead, Elbow and Peter Gabriel. Those are artists who can portray quite dark subject matter through really beautiful music. Since the ‘Virus’ album is intended to be a metaphor for various negative tropes of society, we wanted to explore this idea in a variety of ways.
Canary Yellow deals with the suppression of physical and mentally abusive relationships; something that can often remain hidden behind a seemingly happy facade.
We once again returned to long time visual collaborators ‘Crystal Spotlight’ for this ambitious animation and we’re absolutely thrilled with how well the visuals complement and enhance the atmosphere of the song. The video shows a seemingly idyllic family environment, but with a sense of sadness beneath the surface and absolute devastation looming on the horizon. They go about their day oblivious to the fact that they are mannequins living in a 1950s style ‘Doom Town‘ experiment.”
Since releasing ‘Vector’ in October 2018, Haken have completed headline tours the world over, played sold-out shows across Europe and North America as support for Devin Townsend and picked up a Prog award for their efforts too! All the while, they have been quietly, secretly working on the follow-up album, entitled ‘Virus’.
Guitarist Richard Henshall had this to say about the production, “Using Nolly again was a no-brainer, as we wanted the two albums to be sonically connected. But having just spent a day mixing with him in his studio, it’s obvious that this album will be an evolution of the ‘Vector’ sound. These songs seem to allow a lot more freedom of creativity with the production, so we’re excited to see where it leads”.
‘Virus’ is the culmination of a musical thought experiment which started with the ‘Vector’ writing sessions in 2017 and holds intriguing potential for the band’s future, as vocalist Ross Jennings explains, “whilst ‘Virus’ can absolutely be enjoyed as a stand-alone work, it is thematically and conceptually linked with ‘Vector’, so our intention is to perform both albums back to back for a special performance someday”.