Leprous Releases New Single and Video “Castaway Angels”
Official press release:
Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS is delighted to release a brand-new single entitled “Castaway Angels” via InsideOutMusic today. The song was recently tracked at Ocean Sound Recordings in Norway and then mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves).Purchase and stream “Castaway Angels” HERE. The band have also released the music video for the track, which was directed by Tobias Hole Aasgaarden / South Coast Creative. Watch the music video at the bottom of this post.
“This year we’ve all had to readjust our lives, do new things. Missed out on things we were supposed to do, and find new things to do. One day in the beginning of the corona outbreak in Norway I came to TorO’s house with a song we were supposed to work on together. The problem was that I was already finished with the sketch we were supposed to be working on (which was later on thrown away as it wasn’t that good after all), so we just sat down to try to make something new. Him with the acoustic guitar, and me with my voice. During a quite short time, we came up with the main structure of what was later to become ‘Castaway Angels.’ Very basic, very pure and no technology to distract us. Just the melody and the guitar. So once we got in the amazing Ocean Sound Recording near Aalesund, Norway we continued that approach with the full band. We recorded the song together in the studio (when we were not busy sitting in the Jacuzzi being in awe by the view) in one take, after jamming together for one evening. It’s so typical to get obsessed with details, perfectionism and layers. But here we just wanted to play together. Do something pure and simple. I’m very pleased with the result, and can’t wait for everyone to hear how we’ve been spending time together when we were supposed to be on tour,” states LEPROUS singer Einar Solberg.
In other related news, Einar Solberg will for the first time ever do a completely stripped down piano and vocal livestream concert, where he plays music from most of the LEPROUS discography. The concert will take place this Sunday, December 6th, 2020in the beautiful “Telemark gallery” in Notodden, the town where Solberg grew up and where LEPROUS started. Tickets are available for purchase HERE. For more information on the event check out the Facebook event HERE.
LEPROUS’ acclaimed sixth full-length album Pitfalls was released in October 2019 worldwide via InsideOutMusic. Pitfalls was recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (Opeth, Katatonia) as well as mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves). Pitfalls is available to purchase and stream in various formats HERE.
LEPROUS also recently re-issued their early albums Coal (2013) and The Congregation (2015) via InsideOutMusic as 2LP+CD on 180g. black vinyl as well as in various limited color variants each. Purchase the re-issues from the InsideOutMusic store HERE.