Finnish progressive metal collective External have released a new single entitled “Distant.” It’s the follow-up to their previous single “Anhedonia,” released in June. In the mixing process, once again, External worked with Asger Mygind from the Danish band VOLA. The song is accompanied by an animated music video by Tuomas Kortelainen.
Julius Lehtonen commented: ”This whole project has been particularly interesting for me. The songwriting process itself was actually kind of spontaneous in nature, both musically and lyrically, and I didn’t intend to write a story of any sorts, but it still somehow ended up that way. Having the music and the lyrics written, the project really started to live a life of its own. Samuel Järvinen caught a story in the lyrics and came up with the concept for the video. The greatest of thanks belong to Tuomas Kortelainen for his beautiful animation work! I think the video really brings the song to life in an otherworldly way.“Musically, ‘Distant’ ended up being less aggressive than ‘Anhedonia.’ The song has a more soothing vibe, a wider range of dynamics and this kind of uniquely swinging rhythm feel. Lyrically, the song deals with introversion, feelings of disconnection and the struggle to properly communicate one’s ideas.“
The single is available from:Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2YWuwiu
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2S39IEp