Today, Belgian five-piece Whispering Sons return with their new single “Surface”. The track is available on all digital platforms and will be released as a limited 7″ (including an exclusive B-side entitled “Blank”), available in March 2021.
The new release marks Whispering Sons first new material since their 2018 debut “Image”, which saw them garner early support at press and radio as well as tallying up millions of streams for their dark and unique blend of experimental and frenetic post-punk. Similarly, prior to lockdown, their infamously ferocious live shows had also seen them begin to firmly cement themselves as a must-see live band playing alongside the likes of The Murder Capital, Patti Smith, The Soft Moon and Croatian Amor as well as touring across the UK and Europe with the likes of Editors.
The single is also accompanied by a new video. Combining bleak and jarring imagery, the band say “the theme of isolation in a cyclical and circling world was used by combining images of a woman singing in bright white light alongside flashing sceneries of destruction, a lost city, stone formations and rough structured landscapes. It’s the result of an instinctive search by photographer Sybren Vanoverberghe and filmmaker Jonas Hollevoet for images in which no humanity can be found”.
Watch the video for Surface: