Esprit D’Air premiered their new music video, “Leviathan” with Loudwire on December 3, 2020.
Directed by award-winning director Andy M (Before Dawn Productions), the otherworldly music video creates a sci-fi retelling of a classic Greek myth, encapsulated in Japanese pop culture and expressed through dance, inspired by the works of Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell), and Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049).
The new single has received praise from members of The Sisters of Mercy, and The Birthday Massacre, who have this to say about the track:
“It’s a really unique blend of djent, industrial, electro, goth, emo, metal and much more. I love the dramatics and cinematic quality it has, with haunting, melancholy colors swooping betwixt the cruel, relentless jaws of the machine.” – Ben Christo, The Sisters of Mercy
“Wonderful song, feels like a modern day opera with heavy guitars set on fire! Melancholic and haunting, the vocals cut deep. A truly inspired song.” – Michael Falcore, The Birthday Massacre
Crowdfunded by fans, “Leviathan” is a song about change, melancholy, and hope in a world devastated by a global pandemic. About the release, vocalist and producer Kai says:
“We interpreted “Leviathan” as a huge power or impact beyond human power or knowledge. When we wrote this, we were thinking about how significantly our world has changed with the pandemic and how we can think positively and have hopes in tough times. Through our composition and songwriting, we tried to express lights of despair, human weakness and stupidity, and human wisdom to build a new world.”
As featured on Billboard, Loudwire & Japan Today, Esprit D’Air recently celebrated their 10th anniversary with a theatrical virtual performance to their fans at home. The show was broadcast live from KK’s Steel Mill, with lighting and special effects provided by Jon Smith (DragonForce, Bowling For Soup).
Esprit D’Air is an award-winning melodic rock and metal band based in London. Their critically-acclaimed debut album crowned them as winners in the best metal/hardcore album of 2018 at The Independent Music Awards at the Lincoln Center, New York, among an esteemed judging panel featuring Amy Lee (Evanescence), Slayer, Sepultura, Tom Waits, and more.
Mixed and mastered by Paul Visser (Black Orchid Empire) at The Recording Studio London, the new single, “Leviathan” is available now on all streaming platforms worldwide including Apple Music, Spotify & Deezer, and features remixes by world-famous duo HEAVYGRINDER, and electronic producer Shirobon.
For more information, visit www.espritdair.com.
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