Swedish metal group Opeth have shared a lyric video for “Sorceress,” the title track to their upcoming twelfth studio album. Watch it above, courtesy of the band’s YouTube.
In a telephone interview with Rolling Stone, vocalist and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt spoke about the lyrics featured on the new LP:
I’m not talking about specific people in my past, girlfriends or ex-wives or anything like that. I’ve struggled a little bit in my relationships these last couple of years, and that has inspired me, I think, to write… Not that I deliberately sat down trying to write these types of lyrics. That’s literally what came out when I started trying to write; it’s only in retrospect that I kind of understood what it’s about.
I was trying to draw inspiration from the negative aspects of love: the jealousy, the mindfucks, the paranoia and everything that comes with what’s ultimately a beautiful feeling. It’s something that I value extremely highly in my life, but it really can have a damaging effect on you, which it did on me.
Sorceress is scheduled to be released on September 30, 2016 via Moderbolaget Records. Pick it up on Amazon.
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Source: Opeth YouTube