Ghent, Belgium-based Dance-Post-punk foursome Korinthians tease their anticipated, yet untitled, sophomore album scheduled for next year’s release, the follow-up to the late 2019 debut LP “Chaos/Control”, with the brand new single/video “Well”.
Firmly rooted in the ’80s Post-Punk and New Wave, the guitar-driven sound for dark hearts from the quartet, at times heightened by evocative synth sweeps, recall somehow the resonant noirish romanticism of Interpol and Editors and even the bombastic tones of early Radiohead and Arcade Fire.
The band has asked friend authors to write a short story to go along with each song of the upcoming album.
The brilliant, witty short tale, “The Crack”, by Gregory E. Watson, inspires a mercurial man in the mirror narrative to fuse bipolar sentiments of hope, love, and insecurity with the quixotic nostalgia of the soundtrack.
“Well” ignites whimsical, at times tumultuous, emotional-ridden tides of echoing, chiming bright guitar obsessions, buzzing bass line throbs, and peppy mid-tempo drum beats to carry warm, angsty vocal yearnings through nervous dazzling surges of high-pitched distortions and fluttering orchestrations, infused with bittersweet romantic bliss.
The immersive black and white visuals, by MNSTRMTCH, pull the heartstrings betwixt a man and his past to open closed doorways to forgotten dreams. Urgent flows of motion transport the viewer into a thoughtful headspace where submerged memories flow freely amid depth-defying overlays of shapeshifting visions. Evocative religious iconography, symbolic architectures, and hand-drawn thought forms fill a downcast wandering with soul-stirring discoveries, whilst parallel timelines of endless curiosity and anxious broods merge with incoming insights to form wise and wishful moods.
Korinthians‘ still untitled second LP is slated for release, in CD/Vinyl & Digital formats, in May 2023. The new digital single, “Well”, is out now on the band’s Bandcamp and on all the major streaming platforms.
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