July 30 — Leprous is giving audiences another preview of its next album.
The band premiered its new single, ‘The Silent Revolution’ Friday, along with its companion video. The song is the third from the band’s forthcoming album, Aphelion, which is scheduled for release Aug. 27 through InsideOut Music. Its premiere follows that of the album’s first two singles, ‘Running Low,’ and ‘Castaway Angels.’
The musical arrangement featured in ‘The Silent Revolution’ is in direct contrast to those featured in its predecessors. At the same time, the staccato notes on the guitar, the sharp, crisp sound from the drums, the keyboards and rich vocals are in their own way familiar for the band’s established audiences.
By comparison, the musical arrangement featured in ‘Running Low’ boasts a sort of blues rock influence while ‘Castaway Angels’ is an even more in-depth work. The song starts soft and introspective, but gradually builds to a strong climax in its finale that hits listeners so hard.
No information was provided about the lyrical theme in ‘The Silent Revolution’ in the press release announcing the song’s premiere. Though a rough interpretation from what can be deciphered hints at a deeply introspective message.
The video for ‘The Silent Revolution’ is a simple presentation. It features the band members in a studio setting that seems to mimic the look of a live stage. The new song plays over the video to give the video the look of the band performing live.
Aphelion will release through a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below along with the album’s track listing.
Black 2LP+CD – Unlimited
Ultra Clear 2LP+CD – 500x copies via IOM Webshop & CM Distro
Bright Gold 2LP+CD – 200x copies via JPC
Transparent Light Blue 2LP+CD – 200x copies via EMP
Creamy White 2LP+CD – 400x copies via O-Merch
Deep Blood Red 2LP+CD – 200x copies via Band
LEPROUS – “Aphelion” (56:06)
1. Running Low
2. Out Of Here
4. All The Moments
5. Have You Ever?
6. The Silent Revelation
7. The Shadow Side
8. On Hold
9. Castaway Angels
10. Nighttime Disguise
In other news, Leprous has announced a series of live dates in December in support of Aphelion. The tour’s schedule is noted below.
LEPROUS – 20th Anniversary European Tour
01.12.2021 Oslo (Norway) – Vulkan Arena
03.12.2021 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) – Doornroosje
04.12.2021 London (UK) – Electric Ballroom
05.12.2021 Paris (France) – Elysee Montmartre
06.12.2021 Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos-Saal
07.12.2021 Vienna (Austria) – Arena
08.12.2021 Esch (Luxembourg) – Rockhal
09.12.2021 Lyon (France) – Ninkasi Kao
10.12.2021 Barcelona (Spain) – Apolo 1
11.12.2021 Madrid (Spain) – LAB
13.12.2021 Milan (Italy) – Live Club
14.12.2021 Aarau (Switzerland) – KiFF
15.12.2021 Munich (Germany) – Technikum
16.12.2021 Berlin (Germany) – Columbia Theater
LEPROUS – Live 2022:
17.06.2022 Clisson (France) – Hellfest
25.06.2022 Valkenburg (The Netherlands) – Midsummer Prog Festival
16.07.2022 Cremona (Italy) – Luppolo In Rock
20.08.2022 Bristol (UK) – ArcTanGent Festival
More shows to be announced soon…
More information on Leprous’ new single, and video is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at: