Alternative rock band The Intersphere have released their brand new single ‘Down’. It is the latest song to be taken from their forthcoming album Wanderer out May 26th which is available to pre-order here.
‘Down’ focuses on restoring faith in humankind with the belief we can make real positive change. It delivers this message with an instant hit of propulsive riffs, pounding drums and echoing electronics which soar through the gargantuan chorus and ripple with a lush pop sensibility. The accompanying video features an eerie and captivating dance routine from the street dancer Jaja Vankova.
Regarding the single frontman Christoph Hessler says, “‘Down’ is inspired by Rutger Bregman’s book ‘Human Kind’ and deals with the negative image of man, which has been handed down for centuries by philosophers, religion and the media. Negative messages spread faster and catch more attention. Everyone should ask themselves why this is so.
“Everyone should rethink this image of mankind, but also take a closer look at why these methods of influencing, keeping people down and sowing discord are anchored everywhere in our society. We should actively oppose them to recognize our very own role as an important piece of the puzzle. For me, humanity is not lost yet, we have the ability of thinking, reflection, and imagination. It is up our mindset to approach changes with positive energy.“
The Intersphere don’t shy away from a big hook line, dramatic harmony or epic song arcs, and as such are frequently named alongside the likes of Biffy Clyro, Muse, Royal Blood and Thrice in their homeland. Their forthcoming sixth album Wanderer expands this pallet further, building on their intelligent guitar sounds and song arrangements with potent new electronic elements.
Lyrically the album delivers powerful socio-political observation alongside personal introspection and these themes are explored in the journeys through the videos for previous singles ‘Wanderer’ and ‘Bulletproof’. The videos are a fluid story, which capture futuristic occult brainwashing as technology aims to completely engulf the traveller who crosses lands and dimensions to elude its grasp.
The Intersphere flex their expansive muscles throughout the new album Wanderer. ‘Treasure Chest’ has a wide-reaching chorus and shimmering riffs, while ‘Who Wants To Deal With Death’ sparkles with an indie sheen. In contrast, ‘Heads Will Roll’ is dark and industrial, while ‘A La Carte’ delivers a no holds barred onslaught of metal riffs.
Coming five years after their last record, Wanderer is The Intersphere at maximum musical curiosity, full of a spirit of discovery that could not better depict the ambivalence of our time.
WANDERER TRACK LISITING
- Who Wants To Deal With Death
- Heads Will Roll
- A La Carte
- Always On The Run
- Treasure Chest