|Swedish tech death band Orbit Culture has officially released their newest single, entitled "The Shadowing". The song is the 3rd single from their band's upcoming album Nija, though there is currently still no release date for the album, only that it's expected to drop sometime this year.|
The video that accompanies the song (along with the two previous music videos) tackles on the topic of Harm-OCD. Vocalist Niklas Karlsson commented on the themes the video handles.
"My inspiration for the lyrics comes from my own issues with OCD and particularly Harm-OCD, which can be quite scary, but I think and hope that the track will apply for anyone going through issues with these sorts of things and to show them that they're not in this alone. With images of a witch, with the killing and resurrection of the witch, and a woman finally finding the light in this one, we tried to go over the issues of anxiety and depression in a very metaphorical and, hopefully, creative manner.
The idea of telling a story came to light early in the process of writing the album. We felt pretty tired of our older videos just having us playing the song from start to finish, and we wanted to do something more creative with the visual presentation of the album. I won't lie, this album has been the hardest and most difficult set of songs I've ever worked with. Not so much by the musical side of things — the songs themselves went pretty fast to write. However, some technical difficulties with computers, hard drives, members leaving, guitars failing, and touring for the first time — which was an awesome experience by the way — has stalled the album quite a bit. This, though, may be the first time in our musical adventure that I'm truly proud of something the boys and I have made. I hope you'll see what we mean once the album drops, but until then, enjoy 'The Shadowing,' and we can't wait to finally reveal our third album, Nija, for all of you soon."
Listen to "The Shadowing" here:
The previous two singles, "Rebirth" and "Nensha" can be viewed here: