Holograms share second single from sophomore album

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Holograms have shared the second single from their forthcoming sophomore album ‘Forever,’ due out September 3 via Captured Tracks. The track is titled Meditations and is a super uptempo, sing-along friendly with the chorus bursting into repetitive chanting of “destruction”.

FADER premiered the track this week, saying “it comes and goes like a tornado, but … [they] still find room for moments of grace, like the beautifully wilting, tremolo-ing guitar solo that occurs mid-way though.” It’s a bold force with dynamic beauty – a theme that pulses throughout “Forever”.

Take a listen to Meditations via Souncloud below.

Frontman Andreas Lagerström (vocals/bass) and Anton Strandberg (drums) still live in working class Farsta, 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of urbane and metropolitan Stockholm while the brothers’ Spetze (Anton: vocals/guitar, Filip: synth) still live at home. This isolation and boredom after their first international tours led the group to further mature and grow their sound into a record far more cohesive and “big-sounding” than their debut. The band aimed to capture the feeling of music being played in a church or temple, “like a mass…procession, or eulogy” as clearly demonstrated on closing track Lay Us Down. Though matured and experienced, the band’s youthful energy and DIY/Punk upbringing is still upfront and in full effect with the caustic A Sacred State, the melodic attack of Rush, or the unbridled mass-of-energy-cut-loose of A Blaze on the Hillside. Clearly, Holograms show no signs of slowing down the excitement and aggression of their original sound, something to delight their growing audience in this current world of arrogant sonic about-faces on sophomore albums.

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‘Forever’ Track listing:

1. A Sacred State
2. Flesh & Bone
3. Meditations
4. Ättestupa
5. Luminous
6. Rush
7. Wolves
8. Laughter Breaks The Silence
9. A Blaze On The Hillside
10. Lay Us Down

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