Enlarge Coheed & Cambria at The Masonic, San Francisco, CA, June 25, 2019. Photo Credit: Simmons Tobias for MetalSucks

Coheed and Cambria Drop New Song, “Rise, Naianasha (Cut the Cord)”


Coheed and Cambria have dropped a brand new song called “Rise, Naianasha (Cut the Cord),” their second single of 2021.

The track follows “Shoulders,” which came out over the summer. It’s a bit less rocking than that one, veering closer to Coheed’s typical melodic prog approach. But it’s a solid track that should please fans of the band both old and new.

Frontman Claudio Sanchez offers of the band’s latest:

“‘Rise, Naianasha’ explores the reach of love and loyalty and the reality that sometimes you need to be more than a shoulder to lean on—you need to become the destroyer.”

Unfortunately that’s all we’ve got about the follow-up to 2018’s Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures, these two singles, released as standalones for now. But presumably a new album announcement isn’t too far off given Sanchez’s recent promise.

There is also this: In a 2020 interview with MetalSucks, Sanchez shared a bit about the conceptual nature of the Coheed album he was writing at the time, which he described as Vaxis II. He explained:

“Funny, I started this song in September [2019], it was called ‘Hallelujah Quarantine.’ It’s crazy! So in the second part of Vaxis, there’s this criminal organization called The Liar’s Club and they have this thing that sort of travels through the galaxy and they call it The Quarantine, not the actual structure but they have this celebration called The Quarantine. It’s almost like a cotillion where the young come to party and to decide their fates. But this organization is really just taking these young kids to use them as blood banks.

“Thats a very loose part within Vaxis II, this story. Looking at this, I’m like, man, I don’t know if this song is now insensitive for what we’re enduring. Is this even going to be a part of it? Am I going to have to rename this whole sort of thing that’s happening in the story and rewrite this song? I don’t know.

“There are songs. I’m not really all that worried about it. It’s just crazy that I kind of just stumbled upon this tune and I’m like, ‘Aww man. How am I gonna do that one?’” 

Check out “Rise, Nainansha (Cut the Cord” in lyric video form below. We will of course keep you posted on new Coheed album news when it becomes available.

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