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Get “Brought to the Water” by Deafheaven

Posted by on August 18, 2015

The third album from Deafheaven, New Bermuda, is one of the most anticipated albums of the year. While 2013’s Sunbather was a polarizing album, it was also a really successful one, likely the biggest American black metal release ever. The band have signed to a new label, Anti,  and released a trailer for the album. And today, they unveiled the first song from the album, “Brought to the Water.” It’s a stunning song that’s heavier and less ethereal than all of Sunbather, even at its 8:30 running time. The song’s dynamic illustrates what’s made the band so popular, though. Starting out heavy and fast, there’s a melodic midtempo section before it kicks back in to the main part of the song, and has a piano coda. Here’s what frontman George Clarke tells Pitchfork, who premiered the song today, about “Brought to the Water”:

“We wanted to share ‘Brought to the Water’ first because it gives a good idea of the overall sonic tone of the record and really evokes feelings that come with uprooting and throwing oneself into the complacent, monotonous routine of adulthood.”

Deafheaven – Brought to the Water

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