Forever Still discuss the lyrics and themes of ‘Breathe In Colours’

Sophomore release out March 29thForever Still
On March 29th, Forever Still will unleash their sophomore full-length release Breathe In Colours via Nuclear Blast. Inspired by a dystopian cyberpunk future and the fact that some of the biggest works in that genre, Blade Runner and Akira, are set in 2019, Denmark’s highflyers have adapted a dark musical concept for this record and take a look at the world being on the verge of ecological collapse, while humanity is fleeing into cyberspace to escape the horrors of the real world.

After the music video of the freshly released title track reaching over 30.000 views in only 5 days, the band unveils a third trailer, in which frontwoman Maja Shining speaks about her lyrics and continuing the journey of ‘Tied Down’‘s protagonist on ‘Breathe In Colours, where the stories circle not only about inner but also outer wars and overcoming the struggles of life. Watch the webisode here:

When Philip K. Dick wrote what would later become Blade Runner, no one would have believed that the dystopian cyberpunk future he imagined 2019 to be, would be so similar to the world we live in today…
This realisation is what sparked the idea for the new album from Forever Still – ‘Breathe In Colours. With their sophomore full-length album, the band has evolved their songwriting skills even further and didn’t want to produce a carbon copy of its predecessor ‘Tied Down, released in 2016. Instead, the new album drifts both into more epic moments, while frontwoman Maja Shining also delivers her heaviest screams to date. And for the first time, the songwriting duo of singer Maja and multi-instrumentalist Mikkel Haastruphave decided to make the album a more collaborative effort and therefore brought their longtime live drummer, Rune Frisch, into the studio with them to record the drums – a big step for the two young musicians who handled everything on their own on the previous record, from music videos to band photos, the album production and even concert booking. After sweat, blood and tears and the surprising use of a theremin, the result of Forever Still’s efforts to break through the numbing grey, is a surprisingly diversified and mature album that breathes fresh air – and colours – into the bland rock scene.

Forever Still Breathe in Colours

The ‘Breathe In Colours’ tracklist reads as follows:
01. Rewind
02. Fight!
03. Breathe In Colours
04. Is It Gone?
05. Survive
06. Do Your Worst
07. Pieces
08. Rising Over You
09. Say Your Goodbyes
10. Embrace The Tide
Bonus:
11. Is It Gone? (Acoustic Version)
12. Perfect Day

Breathe In Colours will be released March 29th and can be pre-ordered here

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