10.09.2018

VOLA - brand new video

(Mascot)

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VOLA releases brand new video from upcoming album Applause of a Distant Crowd

Copenhagen’s progressive, genre-crossing quartet VOLA return with their new album ‘Applause Of A Distant
Crowd’, which will be released on 12th October via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group.

Asger Mygind comments on the video: "We are exceptionally delighted to bring you the video for our brand new single “Ghosts”. The video was filmed, directed and edited by David and Dennis Kare Anderson and features the band in a more exposed visual representation than what we’ve tried before. We’ve been keen on letting some kind of fictional frame present a  story in earlier videos, so for this track we decided that it was time to clearly show our faces and emphasize  the atmosphere revolving around a band performance. In conjunction with the obvious live vibe and more  to-the-point character of the song itself, this made a lot of sense to us. The video was shot by the western and eastern coast of Zealand, Denmark, in the heat of a historically warm July."


On the new album, Asger Mygind (vocals/guitar), Martin Werner (keys), Nicolai Mogensen (bass) and Adam Janzi
(drums) probe society’s distractions from thoughtfulness and examine the way human relationships have evolved
whilst touching upon fear and anxiety. Where their debut ‘Inmazes’ dealt with the struggle that came with being
trapped in mental mazes, the themes are now focused on the outside world rather than internal conflict.

VOLA's previous album ‘Inmazes’ was met with a wave of critical praise; Prog magazine lauded their “widescreen heavy stadium Prog”, Metal Hammer rejoiced in the “genre-defying, weighty riffs, gloomy, ambient soundscapes and guttural grooves” whilst The Sun exclaimed their “genre-mashing” ability.

On 'Applause of a Distant Crowd', VOLA embraced a different approach. The guitars have less gain, the drums sound dirtier and alive and everything feels looser. The contrast between the mellow and heavy is more profound than on any of their previous records. As with its predecessor, ‘Applause of a Distant Crowd’ is an ambitious and thought provoking dissection of fragile human emotions through an exploration of musical textures. The album title is a metaphor derived from our relationship with social media, how we can appear close, but miles apart. VOLA are ever evolving, always delving and dissecting the recesses of human thought and creating rich and textured soundscapes.

Talking about his headspace when writing the new album, Mygind explains, “I was in a very different place mentally
while writing the lyrics for ‘Inmazes’. I'm definitely in a happier place now. It was actually a relief to be able to have
a wider range of awareness for this record. I think our songs develop in the most natural way if I let my emotional
response to the music dictate what the lyrics should be about rather than following any kind of plan. This time
the emotions were mostly tied to observations I've made about the outside world.”

 

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Tracklist:

1 We Are Thin Air
2 Ghosts
3 Smartfriend
4 Ruby Pool
5 Alien Shivers
6 Blood Red Sky
7 Vertigo
8 Still
9 Applause Of A Distant Crowd
10 Whaler
11 Green Screen Mother

Release date: October 12, 2018
Available formats: Standard 1LP, CD and Digital

 

www.volaband.com
www.facebook.com/volaband/


 

 



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