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In Hearts Wake Set August Release For New Album “Kaliyuga”, Premiere “Son Of A Witch”


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In Hearts Wake‘s new studio album “Kaliyuga” will be out on August 07th through UNFD. Pre-orders for the 13-song outing are available here. The song “Son Of A Witch” emerges as the second single from it with an animated music video now available below. The band commented:

“…We had originally planned a live action music video but Corona turned us into cartoons! Jake worked around the clock with an incredible team of animators to create this in under 2 weeks – They only just finished it 8 hours ago!”

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The Jake referred to above is the band’s frontman Jake Taylor, who co-directed the video with Oliver Smyth.

The environmentally aware band intend to use recycled materials to create the physical product for the album. They also paid attention to the resources they used during the creation of the album. Band frontman Jake Taylor commented:

“During the recording process we measured every power socket, counted every light, pound of freight, food consumption, driving mile and airfare taken. We were then able to find the total carbon footprint and offset it by supporting a rewilding project in Australia on First Nations land. Our mission to help support and sustain life on earth has made us realise that less is more. Many industries are evolving, and as musicians we feel it’s time to do our part. It’s been challenging to navigate the retail hurdles, find sustainable materials and successful companies that embody our ethos, but through a bit of research we’ve discovered that there are many solutions out there.”

A press release further states:

In Hearts Wake‘ calculated the recording process of the album to be 26.37 tonnes of CO2e which has been entirely offset through the purchase of carbon credits in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor of Western Australia. The album will also be packaged and manufactured plastic free.’

As for the album’s title and concept, Taylor offered:

“Ancients from different cultures spoke of Four Ages of Humanity. The Hindu ancients called the Age we are in right now, ‘Kaliyuga’ — a time when negativity such as discord, greed, materialism and fear create strife and imbalance for life on earth. We’re seeing this in the world around us and in the chaos of recent events. But I believe we were born into this age for a reason — that we can transform the challenges we face by seizing the opportunity to grow and change the way we live on the earth and with each other.”

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