Katatonia’s “Old Heart Falls” Is Tragically Beautiful

Katatonia has revealed the first full track, the sadly beautiful “Old Heart Falls,” from the highly anticipated new album, The Fall of Hearts, due for release on May 20th, through Peaceville Records. View the “Old Heart Falls” lyric video, directed by Lasse Hoile, in the player above.

On the release of the first new song, vocalist Jonas Renkse commented:

A song with lush textures, distinct dynamics, and a memorable chorus are the trademarks to some of the most beloved Katatonia songs. ‘Old Heart Falls’ substantiates all of those attributes, but is not by any means defining the album as a whole. There is more to come…

About the lyric video, guitarist Anders Nyström added:

Knowing we didn’t want another ‘font circus’ with all these words and letters competing in Olympic acrobatics, we decided to make it extremely simple but also very real… 30 years ago when we were active in the underground tape-trading scene, there were no computers around, so we had to write all our letters by hand, or when feeling extra motivated, we used a typewriter. I clearly remember writing letters on a typewriter with a ribbon directly to paper created a special feeling that no computer would ever emulate. So determined to bring back this feeling for a brief couple of minutes, we passed on our idea to our talented friend Lasse Hoile who made sure this beautiful Royal typewriter served a final purpose before crawling all the way back to the start, returning to dust…

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The Fall of Hearts CD, LP, and Deluxe Edition exclusive bundles can be pre-ordered now here and here, while digital pre-orders are now up here.

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