Leprous promised a pretty different album when they announced Pitfalls, and they're sure as hell living up to that promise. The band has just released their new song "Distant Bells" and, according to bassist Simen Børven, it draws from a variety of influences.
“The instrumental part of ‘Distant Bells‘ is a compilation of my musical background. Influences from Nordic Jazz and Symphonic Pop infuses the attempt of stretching an extremely simple idea, from almost nothing, to an explosion towards the ending of the song. To me the composition is like an evolution from a single self-replicating cell into a complex sentient being.”
Vocalist and keyboardist Einar Solberg also commented on the song.
“It was both challenging and very refreshing to work on ‘Distant Bells‘, as the main instrumental idea didn’t come from me. It opened up new doors of creativity within myself and it was very exciting to do the melody and lyrics for this track. It’s a very different Leprous track, and it turned out to be one of my personal favourites. Simen has a different musical background than myself, and our contradictions are probably what made this song shine so bright.”
Pitfalls is out October 25.