German post-hardcore quartet VENUES have released a video for their new single ‘Oblivion’, out now via Arising Empire. The track follows recent singles ‘Haunted House’, ‘Cravings’ and ‘Reflections’, as well as the band’s critically acclaimed sophomore album Solace.
Check out the video for ‘Oblivion’ below.
Stream/purchase ‘Oblivion’ here: https://arisingempire.com/oblivion
‘Oblivion’ promises an intimate journey through the intricate landscape of mental and emotional turmoil. The poignant lyrics unravel a compelling narrative of intense internal struggle, a reflection of the profound challenges tied to mental health issues and other overwhelming life obstacles.
Listeners are invited to a raw and unfiltered exploration of despair, contrasted starkly with elements of hope and the innate human desire for transformation. The song delves into the ambiguous and non-linear path of healing, underscoring the intricate dance between the darkness of struggle and the light of recovery.
The universal appeal of the new single lies in its relatability – the narrative, though deeply personal, resonates on a universal frequency, inviting each listener to attribute their own meanings and connections based on their own experiences and emotions.
Stay tuned as this single is expected to not only climb the charts, but also foster deeper conversations about mental health, resilience and the enigmatic journey to self-recovery and empowerment.
VENUES will support Future Palace in the UK later this month, as part of a wider European tour.
Dates are as follows:
Oct 10: London The Underworld
Oct 11: Sheffield Corporation
Oct 12: Glasgow Audio
Tickets are on sale: https://www.bandsintown.com/de/a/4328123-venues
VENUES went into the studio with producer Christoph Wieczorek (Annisokay) to record their latest album Solace (2021, Arising Empire), who coated their massive sound with a metallic alloy of remarkable precision.
“We wanted to be more metal,”Robin comments. “There were some pop sensibilities of Aspire we wanted to replace with rather the opposite.”
Melody and punch-drunk heaviness, metal and alternative rock, zeitgeist and authenticity, barbed choruses and unleashed creativity: with their soaring sophomore release, VENUES fulfiled every single promise they gave on Solace.
“2020 showed all of us how much the band is helping us keep our sanity,” guitarist Robin muses. “Almost the whole band went through minor or medium crises since the release of our debut. Relationships went sour, things were ended and begun. In times like these, our second album was the light at the end of the tunnel. Something we all could look forward to. Our music held our heads above water.”
It was a big leap, going from previous album Aspire to Solace, and a logical one, too. Ten songs, ten exorcisms of negative energy, ten lifesavers.
Purchase Solace in various formats here: https://Venues.lnk.to/solace
Lela | clean vocals
Robin | shouts
Valentin | guitar
Dennis | drums
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