Are you ready for the Winter sounds?
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Of Monsters and Men give you one more of their indie pop-folk tunes from their latest album. Check out our review of 'Winter sounds'.
Winter is coming. Ok, it just ended and we are months away from new winter season. And no, it's not about the season finale of Game of Thrones, even tough the band appeared in two episodes from this season. But 'Winter sounds' is actually the new song from Of Monsters And Men.
'Winter sounds' originally appeared on the band's second album, 'Beneath the skin', which was released exactly a year ago. Extremely underrated, yet sound wisely really cohesive, the album debuted at #3 at US Billboard 200 and #10 at UK Albums Chart. Now a year later the band released a lyric video for the deluxe edition bonus track as a gift to their loyal fans.
The band premiered the lyric video over the weekend and it features Icelandic actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson. It follows the concept of close up shots, where the lip-sinker brings out the song's emotions through minimalistic dance routine and a plenty of face expressions.
Stop, you're cold against the skin
Take me in your arms when walls are closing in
And I run, I run, I run, awakening my heart
But you overwhelm my lungs and it's tearing me a-part
You and I will not be shaken!
By the winter sound
But my voice is suffocating
In the winter sound..."
The song was written by the band members themselves (as almost all of their songs); Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson, Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, Ragnar Pórhallsson.
Nanna's raspy vocals seem cheerful, yet they are delivering a part of much deeper performance. The drums also add-up to the song's upbeat sound, but if you listen carefully you will see that the song is in fact a painful love ballad.
And you scream, you scratch, you bite
You prey on my heart
And I know that you and I can never be a-part..."
Take a listen and let us know what you think.