HMLTD Announce New Album ‘The Worm’, Share Video for New Song ‘Wyrmlands’

    HMLTD have announced their next album, The Worm, which drops on April 7 via Lucky Number. Following the South London outfit’s 2020 debut West of Eden, the LP is led by the single ‘Wyrmlands’, which comes with a video directed by frontman Henry Spychalski. Check it out below and scroll down for The Worm‘s details.

    The new album was created over the course of two years with a cast of 47 musicians, including a gospel choir and a 16-piece string orchestra. Introducing the concept behind The Worm, Spychalski said in a statement: “We’re told to believe that anxiety and depression are purely material and biological – like a parasitic worm that can be removed with the right treatment. I think that really these conditions reflect the world that surrounds us – like colonies that a far bigger Worm has made in each of us – the psychological havoc wreaked by our inescapable capitalist reality and the looming apocalypse it has created.”

    “‘Wyrmlands’ tells the story of a guerrilla resistance movement against the Worm,” he added of the new single. “The lyrics recount their tales of subversion and subterfuge: counter-offensives, tortured confessions and haunting vignettes of the strange new land in which they find themselves. The video is intended to explore the liminal space between the fantasy world in which most of the album takes place (‘Wyrmlands’), and the base reality which births that delusion: a violent collision of the real and the unreal; of our delusions and the traumas that create them.”

    The Worm Cover Artwork:

    The Worm Tracklist:

    1. Worm’s Dream
    2. Wyrmlands
    3. The End Is Now
    4. Days
    5. Saddest Worm Ever
    6. Liverpool Street
    7. The Worm
    8. Past Life (Sinnerman’s Song)
    9. Lay Me Down

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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