Auckland alt rock outfit CITY OF SOULSare weighing in with another glimpse into their forthcoming albumwith a brand new single and videoclip – ‘Ferryman’. ‘Ferryman’ sees, like previous single from earlier in 2019, “Wolf”, Forrester Savell (Sikth, Cog, Shihad Karnivool) at the production helm once again. The track will be released tomorrow, Friday October 11th, into all digital stores and streaming platforms at https://smarturl.it/FERRYMAN. The new video premiered last night at premier UK media outlet PROG/Louder Sound.
The new single Ferryman sees a polished and cohesive sound come into focus for City of Souls; and working with Forrester Savell allowed the band a big, wide, open space to work in to create the single, which the band considers to be the perfect track to herald the new record.
The meaning of the song speaks to trying to fix what can’t be and chasing the wrong things in life. Simpson went on to say that “It’s about choosing wisely with your time and what you spend it doing and why. Being aware if you’re hiding away your true self or buying things to fill a hole or seeking out addiction cycles. I’m terrified of wasting my life and the world not missing a breath when I go.The ferryman brings the living over into the world of the dead. When he comes to get me, I want to know I’m ready for the ride.”
Anticipation for the bands debut is building rapidly – playing shows alongside Stone Sour and Bring Me The Horizon has seen their profile lifted, and they will be heading out in December on a summer NZ tour, to be annouhced very soon!
CITY OF SOULS formed in August 2015 by Guitarists Trajan Schwencke (Cold by Winter, In Dread Response) and Steve Boag (In Dread Response, Blacklistt). Vocalist Richie Simpson (New Way Home) found the tracks Trajan and Steve had written immediately captivating and joined the band. Guitarist Marcus Powell (founding member of multi-platinum bands Blindspott and Blacklistt) then joined, and the lineup was complete with Daniel Insley on Bass (Solstate) and Drummer Corey Friedlander (In Dread Response / 8 Foot Sativa).
CITY OF SOULS’ new single ‘Ferryman’ will be released tomorrow, Friday October 11th, into all digital stores and streaming platforms at https://smarturl.it/FERRYMAN.