• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | Soen, Monarch


Ik had het gisteren nog over hen en huplahoi, hier is de twee single van het nieuwe album. Monarch is een stuk rustiger dan het eerste vrijgegeven nummer, maar behoudt wel de geladenheid en intensiteit zo kenmerkend voor de Zweden. Bovendien is Monarch redelijk straightforward, wat ook wel eens mag. Een epische track die het live zéér goed zal doen.


Imperial verschijnt op 29 janauri 2021 via Silver Lining Music


Luister ook naar: The Antagonist


Live 23 april 2021 in Melkweg (Amsterdam)


ter info Founder members Joel Ekelöf (vocals) and Martin Lopez (drums), along with Lars Enok Åhlund (keyboards and guitar), Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel (bass) and Cody Ford (lead guitar) are an undeniable cypher for all the issues and emotions which swirl around us. With its epic, dynamic tale alluding to men raised in aggression and sent to war, ‘Monarch’ commences with a stomping crushing riff that is perfectly juxtaposed with moments of pure majestic melodic bliss.

“‘Monarch’ is an epic, dynamic song about the traditional attributes of mankind. The belief that showing compassion and kindness is a sign of weakness.” explains Lopez. “The lack of direction and guidance in society is turning younger generations into violent and destructive creatures,” furthers Ekelöf “because they are living in an age where bullies are kings and the rest are prey”

On the making of the video, Lopez comments: “Making videos is a difficult task because it means that you need to hand over the control of your music to someone on the outside. You want to make a video that not only represents the lyrical content but that also captures the atmosphere and emotion of the song and for that you need to find a producer that has the capability of understanding and transforming all these words and notes into images and I think we found the right person in Daniele Zed Berretta… It was a pleasure to work with him and we’re very happy with how the video turned out.”

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