The new track follows Venues’ critically acclaimed and most recent albumSolace, available via Arising Empire.
“With ‘Reflections,’ we describe the process of self-knowledge — when you realize over time that you’re the only one who can really help you and you are held up to a mirror until you’re able to accept and understand what you’re seeing in it,” says vocalist Lela. “Because that’s the only way you can surpass yourself.”
From the depths of their deepest crisis, Venuesemerged victorious, welcoming two new members: clean vocalistLela and guitarist Valentin. When former vocalist Nyves quit the band mid-tour, following the release of their debut Aspire(2018), this modern metal crew was shaken to the bone. Despite this situation, the remaining members refused to give up and tirelessly searched for new talent. When guitarist Constantin witnessed Lela’s performance at — of all places — a Steel Panther show, the band knew it had found its new clean vocalist.
Venues entered the studio with producer Christoph Wieczorek (Annisokay) to record Solace, who coated the sound with a metallic alloy of remarkable precision. “We wanted to be more metal,” Robin comments. “There were some pop sensibilities of Aspire thatwe wanted to replace with rather the opposite.”
Robin further shares, “2020 showed all of us how much the band is helping us keep our sanity, Almost the whole band went through minor or medium crises since the release of our debut. Relationships went sour, things were ended and begun. In times like these, our second album was the light at the end of the tunnel. Something we all could look forward to. Our music held our heads above water.”
Venues made a big leap from Aspire to Solace, and it was a logical one, too.
10 songs. 10 exorcisms of negative energy. 10 lifesavers.