Deity’s Muse release new EP Ennui and unveil video for first single Into Their Clutches

Deity’s Muse release new EP Ennui and unveil video for first single Into Their Clutches
L to R:  Sashan Pillay (drums). Alvin Boucher (bass and backing vocals), Kyle Engelsman (guitar and backing vocals), Wayne Boucher (guitar and lead vocals)
“Expertly crafted prog metal songs full of expanse and raw emotion” – Metal HammerProduced by Deity’s Muse and Dead Letter Circus guitarist Clint Vincent, Ennui sees the South African progressive alt-rock unit on a song crafting high, delivering fiery, emotional riffs with dynamic, potent grooves, inspired by the collective chaos of the current times. Exploring themes surrounding climate change, anxiety, cancel culture, loss and polarisation, Ennui is a salient reality check buoyed by hope and the desire for balance.

Into Their Clutches, the first single is a melodic alternative rock powerhouse featuring soaring rhythms and guitarwork with a sweeping, anthemic chorus. The dulcet vocals offer a balanced study of the cogs that keep the wheels of political polarisation turning. Easily one of the most arresting and important songs Deity’s Muse has released thus far.

Watch the video for Into Their Clutches
“This is unlike any video we’ve ever made. Our intention was to come up with an alluring metaphor for the current state of polarisation and collective click-bait thinking driving modern society. We wanted to tell a captivating story in an eerie and cinematic style. Every single shot was meticulously planned beforehand to best represent the lofty subject matter in the lyrics and the flow of the music. I’m really pleased with the results.” Explains vocalist and guitarist Wayne Boucher.

Buy / Stream Ennui out now via Mongrel Records

Track List
Into Their Clutches
A Light Swallowed Me WholeAbout Deity’s Muse
After a busy 2019 which saw the release of their acclaimed Lungs Full EP and tours of the UK and South Africa supporting prog-metal pioneers Monuments, a headline performance at 229 in London, a festival slot at UK Tech-Fest and a support slot opening for Ukraine metal machine Jinjer.

Deity’s Muse spent most of 2020 writing and recording new music while releasing the dynamic single ‘Erra’ and picking up a South African Metal Award for “Best Alternative Band” along the way. Ennui is part two of an evolving EP trilogy concept which will coalesce into the band’s next full-length album, their first since 2016’s ‘Convergence’. Convergence helped land Deity’s Muse appearances at Euroblast 2017, Bloodstock 2018 and its first UK tour which saw them co-headline venues with the highly rated Sümer.

Video Credits:
Storyboard: Wayne Boucher
Concept: Wayne Boucher and Sashan Pillay
Directed by: Rob Band (The Creative Cafe) and Wayne Boucher
Postproduction: Kyle Engelsman at The Creative Cafe
Filmed by: Rob Band
Priest wardrobe: Tamara JeunetteCast:
Lonely King – Wayne Boucher
Missionaries- Sashan Pillay & Tamara Jeunette
Priest – Alvin Boucher
Munchausen By Proxy Couple – Kyle Engelsman, Maxine Guarnieri
Congregation extra – Byran Boucher

Special thanks to the Jenkins family for the use of their chapel.

Audio credits:
Produced by Deity’s Muse and Clint Vincent
Engineered by Kyle Engelsman, Wayne Boucher and Clint Vincent
Mixed and mastered by Clint Vincent at VinJames Music, Brisbane, Australia

Deity’s Muse is:
Wayne Boucher – Vocals, Guitar
Sashan Pillay – Drums
Alvin Boucher – Bass, Backing Vocals
Kyle Engelsman – Guitar, Backing Vocals

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