We can’t even hide the fact of how excited we are about Katatonia’s new album The Fall of Hearts recently announced and all we got was a teaser which sounded great but now, we finally get to hear a new track “Old Heart Falls” and it sounds really damn good.
The band released a very creative lyric video of the song giving us the words from a type-writer as its being sung. Vocalist Jonas Renkse commented:
“A song with lush textures, distinct dynamics and a memorable chorus are the trademarks to some of the most beloved Katatonia songs. ‘Old Heart Falls’ substantiates all of those attributes, but is not by any means defining the album as a whole. There is more to come…”
Guitarist Anders Nyström elaborated more on the video itself by stating the following:
“Knowing we didn’t want another ‘font circus’ with all these words and letters competing in Olympic acrobatics, we decided to make it extremely simple but also very real… 30 years ago when we were active in the underground tape-trading scene, there were no computers around, so we had to write all our letters by hand, or when feeling extra motivated, we used a typewriter. I clearly remember writing letters on a typewriter with a ribbon directly to paper created a special feeling that no computer would ever emulate. So determined to bring back this feeling for a brief couple of minutes, we passed on our idea to our talented friend Lasse Hoile who made sure this beautiful Royal typewriter served a final purpose before crawling all the way back to the start, returning to dust…”