Sweden’s Simian Ghost, who received international acclaim for their second album ‘Youth’ from the likes of Pitchfork, The Guardian and The Times amongst many others, return with the excellent ‘A Million Shining Colours’, their first material since last year’s expansive ‘Autumn Slowmo’ EP.

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sebastian Arnström explains…

“We wrote ‘A Million Shining Colours’ based on an idea which runs through much of the material on the new record; that we would try to develop our songwriting, partly by looking back in music history.

The lyrics, to me, are about that feeling I think many people working with music or art in any form gets sometimes, that it’s a bit hopeless what you’re doing. It’s about coming to terms with that, to able to look at yourself and what you burn for in life, in all it’s hopelessness, and smile.”

A third album from the group, “The Veil“, will follow in 2014. You can also hear the band’s cover of David Bowie’s “Be My Wife”, below.

 

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