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Årabrot Share New Track, 'The Lie'
Christian Eede , January 28th, 2021 22:11

It's the lead track for the band's recently announced album Norwegian Gothic

Årabrot have revealed a new track called 'The Lie'.

It's the first song to be unveiled from the Norwegian band's forthcoming album, Norwegian Gothic, which they announced last week alongside the release of surprise EP The World Must Be Destroyed. You can listen to 'The Lie' above.

"'The Lie' is a rock song," says Årabrot's Kjetil Nernes. "'The Lie' is not about telling a lie. It is about living a lie. No wonder, I spent months reading philosopher Theodor Adorno when writing 'The Lie'. We lived in an apartment in Oslo with a friend and my memories of this specific time are very vivid. The weather, the smell, what we were cooking, what music we were listening to... Even the dirty floors. Less than a year later our friend died in a terrible boat accident. It all became part of something bigger."

Norwegian Gothic sees Årabrot collaborate with Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist, cellist Jo Quail, Motorpsycho's Tomas Järmyr, Anders Møller of Turbonegro and Ulver, and Zu's Massimo Pupillo.

Norwegian Gothic is the culmination of everything Årabrot have done musically the past 10 years," Nernes explains. "It is not only the climax of the band so far, but also a good indication of what is to come. It is basically an amalgamation of all of our influences here in the church where we live. Musically it is inspired by all the albums of our record collection and thematically by the books we have in our shelves."

Pelagic Records will release Norwegian Gothic on April 6, 2021.