Swedish electropop-metal quartet Solence has released a lyric video for their latest release, “Antidote”. Speaking to the theme of seeking meaningful connection, the track is taken from their forthcoming new album ‘_hope is a cult_’ out Friday, February 17 via Hopeless Records. Speaking on the release, the band shares:
“‘Antidote’ is a song about wanting to feel more alive. We interact with more people on a daily basis than ever before, yet we’re still unable to create real connections and end up feeling alone. The perspective of “Antidote” is that we desperately seek a cure, or something, to make us feel better. The song starts slow and mysterious then breaks out into a big sing-along chorus. Raise your hands, ready your voices, and lets goooo!!!!”
Prior to “Antidote”, Solence dropped visual accompaniments for “Rain Down”, “Demons”, “Blood Sweat Tears”, and most recently “nuBlood” featuring Fame On Fire vocalist Bryan Kuznitz. Altogether, the visuals have amassed over half a million views on YouTube and counting. Watch the lyric video for “Antidote” here, pre-save ‘_hope is a cult_’ here, and pre-order the album at the link here.
_hope is a cult_
1. Rain Down
2. Best For You
7. _hope is a cult_
8. Better This Way
10. Life Goes On
12. _a new hope_
13. Blood Sweat Tears
No matter where we come from, music draws us together and bonds us. For as much as SOLENCE sonically conjoin elements of metal, electronic, alternative, and pop, the Swedish group also appeal to an expansive swath of personalities with a universal message. Equally suitable for the mosh pit or Coachella, the band—Markus Videsäter [vocals], David “Viking” Vikingsson [drums], David Strääf [guitar], and Johan Swärd [keys]—rally around a familial energy meant to be shared as loudly as possible. After quietly generating north of 200 million streams and counting, they welcome everyone closer on their third full-length offering and Hopeless Records debut, _hope is a cult_, and more to come.
“We want to build up this family around positivity, hope, and the belief you can change things,” notes Markus. “We want you to forget everything that bothers you when you listen to this album. If we’re doing our job, audiences feel like they’re a part of it. When you go to a SOLENCE show, you have a good time, so hope is a cult for us.”