German post-hardcore act Venues as released the video for the new new single “Reflections,” which is out now worldwide. Watch it below.
The new track follows Venues’ most recent album “Solace,” available via Arising Empire.
“With ‘Reflections,’ we describe the process of self-knowledge—when you realize over time that you’re the only one who can really help you and you are held up to a mirror until you’re able to accept and understand what you’re seeing in it,” vocalist Lela said. “Because that’s the only way you can surpass yourself.”
From the depths of their deepest crisis, Venues emerged victorious, welcoming two new members: clean vocalist Lela and guitarist Valentin. When former vocalist Nyves quit the band mid-tour, following the release of the debut album “Aspire” (2018), this modern metal crew was shaken to the bone. Despite this situation, the remaining members refused to give up and tirelessly searched for new talent. When guitarist Constantin witnessed Lela’s performance at—of all places—a Steel Panther show, the band knew it had found its new clean vocalist.
Venues entered the studio with producer Christoph Wieczorek (Annisokay) to record “Solace,” who coated the sound with a metallic alloy of remarkable precision. “We wanted to be more metal,” Robin said. “There were some pop sensibilities of ‘Aspire’ that we wanted to replace with rather the opposite.”
“2020 showed all of us how much the band is helping us keep our sanity,” Robin said. “Almost the whole band went through minor or medium crises since the release of our debut. Relationships went sour, things were ended and begun. In times like these, our second album was the light at the end of the tunnel. Something we all could look forward to. Our music held our heads above water.”
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