The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara announce the release of a new single “Nothing but Dust,” which is due for release on February 11, 2022, with an accompanying video to follow on February 18, 2022. The track is the third single from the duo’s forthcoming second studio album “Trust No Leaders,” due later this year.
“Nothing but Dust” addresses the theme of modern man’s search for his soul. In our quest for advancement and progress, we have become detached from the very place we draw our creative energies from — the inner worlds of our psyche. The song revisits the ancient practice of desert hermitage as a means to confront and enrich one’s soul. Ancient man would spend months in the solitude of desert which they believed to be the pathway to the soul.
The lyrics take inspiration from the colour, sounds, and semantics of the poetry of Persia, especially the poems of the 13th-century Sufi scholar and mystic, Rumi. Progressive Rock and Metal guitar riffs meld the modern with the traditional, the sounds of Indo-Persia mix synesthetically with the Rumi-inspired lyrics.
Hailed as “pioneers of a new form of expression” through the performance of poetry in music, The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS), are a UK-based duo comprising Daphne Ang (Singapore) and Andrea Papi (Italy) who came together in London in early 2020. Their debut album “Full Spectrum,” released on February 21, 2021, fills a gap in music by bringing literature, theatre, and history, fusing rock and metal, with poetry performance.
Following the release of their debut album, the duo recorded their sophomore album “Trust No Leaders” between April and August 2021 at their studio in Camden Town. The album has already received publicity from the release of two well-received singles and music videos “Count the Dead” (released on October 8, 2021), and “The Prophet” (released on November 26, 2021).
Pre-Save “Nothing But Dust’ here: https://tcomas.ffm.to/dust