Soen is going to simultaneously get stuck in your head today and give you a positive message to hang on to. The band is premiering their new song and video "Martyrs" through yours truly today, which vocalist Joel Ekelöf says reflects "the importance to stand up for yourself and not be trapped in other peoples’ expectations of you."
"The video and the song reflect the importance to stand up for yourself and not be trapped in other peoples’ expectations of you. People are going to try to push you down and they want you to conform to the prevailing ideals, but as long as you follow your own path you are never wrong."
If Lotus is on par with "Martyrs," then I'm willing to bet we'll see the record in a few year-end lists come 2019. Yes, "Martyrs" is that good. Lotus is out February 1.