Industrialized post-punk duo Årabrot are certainly having a productive 2021.

Ahead of the release of Norwegian Gothic, due out through Pelagic Records on April 9th, the combined direction of Kjetil Nernes and Karin Park dropped a surprise EP earlier in the year.

They’ve now released the first video from the new album, a somewhat NSFW “Kinks of the Heart.”

The risque, sometimes grotesque video almost characterizes the album’s title very much how authors McCarthy, McCullers and O’Connor helped craft the idea of the”Southern Gothic” genre.

Indeed, Cormac McCarthy was an influence on the video, as Kjetil explains: “The other day I went out of the church where we live and found a dead crow on the porch. It was only the head, its eyes gouged out and it had a huge claw stuck in its neck.”

There is a certain beauty to living in the countryside- there’s clear crisp air, freshwater, splendid sunsets. Every day we see wild animals coming down from the forests that surround us. There is a freedom attached to all that.”

There is also a brutality to nature which is ever-present out here. It is this duality Cormac McCarthy so masterly puts into words. It is also what Kinks Of The Heart is about.

Interestingly, the video’s official title is “Norweigian Gothic Part 1: Kinks of the Heart.”

Could we assume, given the band’s affinity for digital media and the affinity towards storytelling, we can expect more parts to the album to emerge ahead of it’s April 9th release?