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Within Temptation Release New Single “Shed My Skin” Featuring Annisokay

  • Axl Rosenberg

Guys, I kinda liked the last Within Temptation single, “The Purge,” and I think the new Within Temptation single, “Shed My Skin,” is even better. It’s like, I don’t even know what’s happening to me. Thank Dio my father didn’t live to see me like this. Just put me out to pasture already.

The uncomplicated explanation is that the track, which includes members of the German metalcore band Annisokay, is just, like, st00pid-catchy. It’s sounds like it should be rolling over the credits of a 1980s movie you used to see on TV all the time when you were a kid and thought was awesome but watched again for the first time as an adult recently and realized was actually pretty bad. I mean that as praise, mostly.

Says singer Sharon Den Adel of the track:

“‘Shed My Skin’ revolves around dealing with inevitable changes in life. It is about becoming the person we are meant to be, even if that means losing people we love, but have grown apart from. Real growth begins where comfort zones end and that’s exactly what the song is all about: if we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”

She continues:

“We like to expand and broaden our horizon, and constantly find new music and bands that inspire us. Annisokay brings a refreshing sound to the table, which we absolutely love. We are super happy that these talented guys wanted to join forces with us for our new single!

Adds Annisokay co-frontman Christoph Wieczorek:

“Within Temptation are a band we love and have listened to for many, many years. You can imagine how stunned we were, when they reached out and asked us if we want to feature on their next single – just because they love our music as well! We’re beyond proud about being a part of this amazing song and really hope the people out their love it as much as we do.”

You can listen to “Shed My Skin” below. It’s the third single in a series which will lead up to a new Within Temptation album at some point (the band are “aiming” to release more songs this year).

Within Temptation will play a virtual reality concert next month. Details are available here.

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