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ShapeShiftingAliens – Fade Away (The Sublunar Society 31 January 2019)

11 Jan

Sweden’s ShapeShiftingAliens presents haunting futuristic ‘Fade Away’ single

Sweden’s ShapeShiftingAliens presents their new single ‘Fade Away’, following up their latest video for Showing My Face’ earlier in 2018.

‘Fade Away’ is the second single off the band’s self-titled album ‘ShapeShiftingAliens’, the CD release of which will take place in mid-February via Stockholm-based label The Sublunar Society.

ShapeShiftingAliens is a Swedish duo, consisting of Johan Cléve on vocals and Niklas Rundquist, also known as solo artist by the monker Brainshadow. Together, they create music and unusual and eccentric videos.

‘Fade Away’ is about a civilization and a world on the verge of collapse as a result of the endless drive for greed and power, but this song is also about the temporary nature of everything nowadays. The accompanying video perfectly reflects this thematic. Niklas Rundquist created, produced and directed the video, eerily bringing the lyrics of this dystopian song to life.

ShapeShiftingAliens signed to The Sublunar Society in 2016. They have since released several singles, followed by their self-titled ‘ShapeShiftingAliens’ LP. ShapeShiftingAliens’ inventive approach was noted by Nolan Cook of The Residents, leading them to collaborate on ‘Shadows’, the final track from their debut album.

Rundquist and Cléve met when they were working with Iodine Jupiter. Cléve is a producer, composer, live and studio musician (guitar) for film, as well as touring and performing artists. Inspired by various film music composers and especially horror films, their music has also been influenced by David Bowie, Lou Reed, Goldfrapp, Air, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, and Massive Attack.

Niklas Rundquist / Brainshadow collaborates with other artists as an electric violinist, remixer and mastering engineer. Most recently, he cooperated with Big Paul Ferguson of Killing Joke and Mark Gemini Thwaite (GMT, The Mission, Gary Numan), Lima 13, and Sonisk Blodbad. He is also a member of The Leather Nun, whose history runs back to the 1980s. He also composes music for films, documentaries and commercials, and various artists on the London scene.

The Sublunar Society is a record label and publishing company, founded by Marie Lundvall and Peder Bjoerk in 2013. Sublunar releases music and publishes literature for the international and national markets. The company also produces exclusive limited edition art products for collectors. The guiding spirit behind The Sublunar Society is one of artistic freedom and creative exploration beyond the conventional.

‘Fade Away’ is now available across online stores and streaming platforms like Spotify, as well as Bandcamp. Not long after that, the ‘ShapeShiftingAliens’ album will be released on CD on February 15, and can already be ordered now.

LYRICS
Everything will fade away with time
Days are counted, now don´t look behind

A new world order stained and tagged in grime
Illusions trapped when our religions disappear
The flight of footsteps, am I sure they´re mine?
Don´t fall asleep, you might be next to be aware

Everything will fade away with Time –
There´s nothing to do but get on with life,  not do what you´ve been told
Days are counted, now don´t look behind –
Fate´s tailing our footsteps, hunting us down until we´re dead and cold

My days are haunted, yet I´m feeling so alone
Illusive pictures flickering in a twilight zone
In my dreams you show up as a white clad bride
Her plea is of confusion, and guess what, so is mine

Everything will fade away with Time –
There´s nothing to do but get on with life, not do what you´ve been told
Days are counted, now don´t look behind –
It´s  tailing our footsteps, hunting  us down until we´re dead and cold

I know my world has fallen down, my life has gone berserk
I must have died a thousand times, but never, ever open-eyed

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Posted by on January 11, 2019 in Electronic

 

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