Released earlier today, “One For Sorrow” is a slow, plodding track that leans heavily on Gothic-sounding synths before taking a turn with a heavy riff that’s impossible not to nod along to. The lyrics are dark and depressive, giving it a foggy gloom that honestly fits right in with the October spooky season.
Speaking about the single, vocalist Tom Templar said the song’s themes borrow from an old 18th century nursery rhyme, as most good horror shit does these days.
“This was the last song we wrote for the album, and it’s the only song on This Heathen Land that doesn’t relate to a physical landscape of Britain, but instead the skies above. It features some of my most personal lyrics yet, but it’s still steeped in folklore – the variation of the popular ‘One for Sorrow’ rhyme at the end dates back to 1780, and is wonderfully creepy. We were delighted to welcome back Julian Firth to play the ornithologist in the music video, along with Blackthorn Ritualistic Folk, who created some incredible costumes and a truly uncanny magpie creature.”
This Heathen Land will be released via Nuclear Blast Records on November 3, but you can preorder your copy on various formats today. If you’re going to be in Europe this fall, you can catch Green Lung live at any of the dates as supporting acts for any of the concerts listed below.
GREEN LUNG 2023 Tour Dates
25.10 – DE, Bonn – Harmonie
26.10 – DE, Hamburg – Indra
27.10 – DE, Berlin – Badehaus
22.11 – Glasgow, Cathouse*
23.11 – Manchester, Gorilla*
24.11 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms*
25.11 – Sheffield, Corporation*
26.11 – Bristol, Thekla*
30.11 – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill^
01.12 – Norwich, Arts Centre^
02.12 – Southampton, Joiners^
03.12 – Brighton, Patterns~
10.12 – London, Scala+
*Support from Boss Keloid
^Support from Inhuman Nature
~Support from Trevors Head
+Support from Wytch Hazel
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