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Katatonia Unveil Lyric Video For ‘Old Heart Falls’

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After announcing details about their latest studio album The Fall of Hearts a few weeks ago, Katatonia have now revealed the first full song from the album that’s set for a May 20 release. Check out the lyric video for “Old Heart Falls” above.

Vocalist Jonas Renske talks about the new song, saying, “A song with lush textures, distinct dynamics and a memorable chorus are the trademarks to some of the most beloved Katatonia songs. ‘Old Heart Falls’ substantiates all of those attributes, but is not by any means defining the album as a whole. There is more to come…”

As to the lyric video for “Old Heart Falls,” guitarist Anders Nystrom adds, “Knowing we didn’t want another ‘font circus’ with all these words and letters competing in Olympic acrobatics, we decided to make it extremely simple but also very real … 30 years ago when we were active in the underground tape-trading scene, there were no computers around, so we had to write all our letters by hand, or when feeling extra motivated, we used a typewriter.”

Nystrom continues, “I clearly remember writing letters on a typewriter with a ribbon directly to paper created a special feeling that no computer would ever emulate. So determined to bring back this feeling for a brief couple of minutes, we passed on our idea to our talented friend Lasse Hoile who made sure this beautiful Royal typewriter served a final purpose before crawling all the way back to the start, returning to dust…”

Pre-orders for The Fall of Hearts CD, LP and deluxe edition bundles are available now at this location. Digital pre-orders are also live via iTunes.

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