[Cover photo credit to Kevin W Condon]
Brooklyn Post-Punk duo A Cloud of Ravens have released their new single in the lead up to their Lost Hymns LP, out April 28th, 2023 via Nexilis Records / Schubert Music Europe. Their hopeful track “Requiem For The Sun” explores the “facets of darkness we are all so eager to leave”.
This new offering follows the singles “Nature of Artifice” and “The Blackest Mantra” from a collection that was recorded from spring to autumn 2021 and mastered by ACTORS’ Jason Corbett at the Jacknife Sound studio in Vancouver.
Matthew McIntosh shares:
Though it has nothing to do with actual organized religion, “Requiem for the Sun” takes me back to hymns I sang in church choir as a child, and informed the album’s title. To paraphrase a sentiment that dates back to the early 20th century; in a world of deceit and disinformation, both personal or worldly, sunlight, truth, is the best disinfectant. If this song has a message, it’s that.
Formed in 2018 by Matthew McIntosh (guitar and vocals) and Beth Narducci (bass guitar), the duo released their 2021 album Another Kind of Midnight, tapping into our experiences in a “world amidst a devastating pandemic and torn by moral tribalism”.
In addition to the full Lost Hymns album release in April, fans can look forward to North American tour dates with Clan of Xymox and Curse Mackey in mid-2023.