Vundabarhave shared a new song, ‘Lore’, the latest preview of their upcoming album Devil for the Fire. The track arrives with an accompanying video created by vocalist/guitarist Brandon Hagen and Broadway set designer Corey Umlauf. Check it out below.
In a press release, Hagen said that ‘Lore’ is “a walk through a bending mind. It’s about the lineage of meaning, about how all these invisible threads of history, construct and memory (personal and collective) permeate everything around us and in many ways eclipse and obscure the moment. So much of life is made opaque by residuals of the past, so much of our thought exceeds our ability to understand a complicated and evermore complicating world and a history we live in but do not remember. Yet the brain stores that history and writes it into our DNA. It dictates the formation of our reality in ways that exceed our ability to consciously understand it. The song wonders where the line is drawn between the self and the world of ghosts that we navigate, it wonders how much of oneself is a mosaic of the past and how many of those disparate pieces can be placed to form a new image in the eye of the beholder.”
Of the video, Hagen added: “The goal was to create a reality that feels amorphous and bendy, to reflect the concepts in the song. We used the film 1962 horror film Carnival of Souls as a reference, as it follows a protagonist through a reality that is warping and distorting and has a feel that alternates between playfulness and dread.”