Katatonia unveil first song from upcoming album

The Swedish band Katatonia presented the lyric video for the song "Old Heart Falls" from the upcoming album "The Fall of Hearts", whose release will be held on May 20 via Peaceville Records.

The band’s founder and vocalist Jonas Renkse comments: “A song with lush textures, distinct dynamics and a memorable chorus are the trademarks to some of the most beloved Katatonia songs. 'Old Heart Falls' substantiates all of those attributes, but is not by any means defining the album as a whole. There is more to come..."

About the lyric video the cofounder and guitarist Anders Nyström adds: "Knowing we didn’t want another ”font circus” with all these words and letters competing in olympic acrobatics, we decided to make it extremely simple but also very real... 30 years ago when we were active in the underground tape-trading scene, there were no computers around, so we had to write all our letters by hand, or when feeling extra motivated, we used a typewriter. I clearly remember writing letters on a typewriter with a ribbon directly to paper created a special feeling that no computer would ever emulate. So determined to bring back this feeling for a brief couple of minutes, we passed on our idea to our talented friend Lasse Hoile, who made sure this beautiful Royal typewriter served a final purpose before crawling all the way back to the start, returning to dust..."

"The Fall of Hearts" is the first album which features the band’s new drummer Daniel 'Mojjo' Moilanen and guitarist Roger Öjersson (Tiamat), who recorded several solos on the album. Follow the link to read more information about the band’s tenth full-length release. Pre-order album here: peaceville.com/store, omerch.eu/shop/katatonia/.

Tracklist:

  1. Takeover
  2. Serein
  3. Old Heart Falls
  4. Decima
  5. Sanction
  6. Residual
  7. Serac
  8. Last Song Before the Fade
  9. Shifts
  10. The Night Subscriber
  11. Pale Flag
  12. Passer

"The Fall of Hearts" cover

Katatonia The Fall of Hearts