DEVIN TOWNSEND Releases Gorgeous New Single “Call Of The Void”

Devin Townsend announced his new record Light work for October 28 and is now releasing a beautiful new single “Call Of The Void”. The song is accompanied by a train-themed music video, which Townsend reveals direct links to the lyrics and overall story of the album.

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“The concept of the song is based on ‘the call of the void’ as an analogy for intrusive thoughts,” said Townsend. “I first heard the term describing ‘the temptation to dash over the cliff while driving a car’…or ‘put your hand in the fire when you know you’re going to get burned’ etc… thoughts that you know are wrong, but you’re afraid you won’t be able to control impulses to deny it. The point being: oftentimes I feel like we have a choice, and trying not to lose sight of that has been very important to me during these difficult times.

“Regarding the visuals: throughout the lockdown, I really fell in love with the ‘cabin train journeys’ that [RailCowGirl] and others were posting on YouTube. Essentially, they’re often full, first-person journeys to cold, distant places, away from the chaos of the world, with a sense of constant momentum that really calmed me down. Maybe being on tour for so many years is what made it a comfort to watch during lockdown, but regardless, I started writing with the videos playing in the background in the studio so I thought it would be appropriate for this video.

“As for the ‘story’ of these three videos, the character is now on the train heading to where the lighthouse is. So there you have it…song two. It’s about not letting the chaos of the world to shake you up. Trying to stay calm in our center to try to get through it all.”

Light work is available for pre-order here in a variety of configurations, including with a second album titled Night work. Check them out and read Townsendlong description of the new album below.

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