Insomnium surprised us this morning by releasing a video for their new song “The Reticent.” The track pairs well with 2011’s “One For Sorrow,” moving in a slower, somber direction. The track is inspired by the chaos and uncertainties we’ve all faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We can only hope this powerful piece is part of the follow-up to 2019’s Heart Like a Grave.
Ville Friman comments:
“The past year has been a difficult one. People have lost their loved ones, jobs and livelihoods. Hope has been replaced by fear, anxiety and uncertainty. We have all been forced to live our lives in isolation, detached both physically and mentally. This song is about all those feelings. An inner dialogue of hope and hopelessness. During this time, music has been a source of comfort and solace. Something to rely on and return to. And while we have become withdrawn and reticent, our music tolls now ever stronger.”
Watch the clip below: