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EXTERNAL release their new EP 'Stillness' and music video for 'Motion in Stillness'

EXTERNAL band

Finnish hypermodern metal band External have released their new EP “Stillness”. Each song was released individually once a month starting from September and now ending with “Motion In Stillness”, which is also accompanied by a music video.

 

Music video:

 


The band tells:

"Stillness" was born in the uncertain spring of 2020. We were supposed to work on our second album, but when the pandemic hit, we all quarantined in our homes. During that time, completely out of nowhere, this set of songs was manifested.
Musically, it’s quite different from anything we have done before. The songs ended up in more of an alternative direction, embracing many of our influences outside of metal, such as third stream jazz and the British jazz scene, contemporary classical music such as Ólafur Arnalds and Nordic visionaries like the legendary Björk.

Four of the songs have been previously released as singles, and now the final one, ”Motion in Stillness”, pieces together the entire puzzle. Accompanied by a music video, the song works as a thematic centerpiece for the EP, representing the core and soul of the music that was born in silence and isolation. It embraces people’s ability to find beauty in smaller things, meaning from meaninglessness and sources of light in the dark, even (and especially) during weird times like these.

Each track on the EP is embodied by a beautiful painting by Teemu Mikaél. His artistic vision definitely breathed some new life to the songs.

 

EXTERNAL ep2021

 

External - Stillness tracklist:


1. Feet Don’t Fail
2. Against the Wind
3. Motion in Stillness
4. Hunting Butterflies
5. Inertia


EP credits:

Motion in Stillness” video shot, directed and edited by Aleksi Yli-Somero and Roger Lundberg
Concept and acting by External

Music and lyrics by Samuel Järvinen and Julius Lehtonen
Recorded by Roger Lundberg
Drums recorded by Samu Oittinen (Fantom Studio)
Mixed and mastered by Samu Oittinen (Fantom Studio)
String arrangements by Elias Nieminen

 

Cover art by Teemu Mikaél

 

Listen to the EP:


Spotify: http://spoti.fi/3n7tDxS

YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/MPREb_PnJJ7E0Uw07
Apple: https://apple.co/3rN3kAJ
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3rQ6x2j
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/190076862
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/164298357

 

 


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