Darkest Hour, who recently announced the March 10th release of their ninth album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora (via Southern Lord Recordings), share a second song from the 12-track album, streaming “Timeless Numbers,” which can be heard right here.
Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum discussed the track:
This song, like ‘Knife in the Safe Room,’ has a dual meaning. The first is the continuation of the story line that permeates the album. In this track we see our main character struggle with the inherit history of the culture he/she was brought up in and the realization that it was always in our nature to divide and consume ourselves.
In simpler terms, it is a reflection on the drain of modern life and the subsequent division/internal destruction that this life seems to always lead humanity towards. As we travel the world, we have seen how no matter where you are, humans divide themselves. We interact with immigration policies, borders and barriers that are cultural, economic, and political everyday that we are on tour. While traveling the world we have done our best to spread a message of anti-nationalism, unilateral respect for humans of all forms, and lastly the basic idea that music/art is more powerful and more eternal than religion, nation states, or even technology.
Pre-orders for the 12-song album are available now with physical bundles at Southern Lord’s webstore and digital downloads, which include a download of “Knife in the Safe Room” and “Timeless Numbers,” available on Bandcamp, iTunes, and Apple Music.
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