SECOND SUN release NWOBHM-influenced concept album ‘Kampen Går Vidare’.
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“Kampen Går Vidare” (“The Struggle Continues”) is the third full-length album from the Stockholm-based group Second Sun. The album addresses the political convictions of an adult human being, from a blissful rebel, through phases of clarity of mind, uprising, eagerness in the spirit of change; to the hardened cynic, ridden with doubts of indifference and weariness of the world. These states of mind are familiar to most people, and sometimes these conflicting sensations can even have their firm grip on your body and mind, all at the same time.
This gripping story is being told accompanied by the, by now almost trademarked, tonal signum that is Second Sun‘s music. With traces of ambitious folk/prog/hard-rock and an underlying sense of Swedish anguish, it comes topped with the best of the NWOBHM-influences that you‘ve never heard. The missing link between “Heaven & Hell”, “Thick As A Brick” and “Secret Treaties”, if you so will.
“We wanted to make something grand and narrative; we love albums like “The Crimson Idol” and “Welcome To My Nightmare”, and I felt that it‘s a good way of writing music that paints a full picture.”
Comments Jakob Ljungberg, the founder, lead singer, and guitarist of the group. He continues:
“We made two runs in the studio, the first one where we recorded the most part of the A-side, was in the summer of 2019. In this part of the narrative. our protagonist still has some hope for the future in most aspects. By the time we recorded the major part of the material for the B-side, where our protagonist has fallen to cynicism and is feeling sick and tired of it all; season had changed to the harsh grip of Swedish melancholy winter. It was tough work to get the right vibe for the vocals sometimes, but Robert has a keen ear for the right feeling, when it comes to what makes a good take.”
“Kampen Går Vidare” is recorded, mixed, and mastered by Robert Pehrsson (Dundertåget, Death Breath, and Robert Pehrsson’s Humbucker) in Studio Humbucker. The album features hand-drawn album artwork by Jonathan Hultén from Tribulation, and Thea Åslund from Ill Wicker has added strings for the musical composition.
”Kampen Går Vidare” is released on Gaphals November 6, 2020. The album is available in digital and vinyl format.
Watch the Lyric Video for “Du är allt du har” HERE: