Witherfall have unveiled a cinematic music video directed by Zev Deans (Ghost, Behemoth, Chelsea Wolfe, etc.) for the song “As I Lie Awake.” The track is the second single taken from the band’s upcoming album, Curse of Autumn, which is scheduled to arrive on March 5th, 2021 via Century Media Records.
The group comments:
“‘As I Lie Awake’ is the catchiest Witherfall song to date. It was created with much arguing and loud, drunken chicanery. Early on, the band and producer Jon Schaffer agreed that this should be the lead single. Zev Deans, who had directed Ghost’s ‘Dance Macabre,’ was enlisted for the job and the video for ‘As I Lie Awake’ features a great Lost Boys-styled treatment. Thanks again to Duff’s in Brooklyn. We didn’t mean to spill blood and wine on your carpet…”
“When Joseph sent me the song, it immediately transported me to an era when both heavy metal and horror movies were all about sex, blood, and ultimately, a good time. Movies like The Lost Boys were in the movie theaters and long-format music videos like ‘Thriller’ were on MTV.”
The album art was once again hand-painted by Kristian Wåhlin, which marks the fourth painting in the Witherfall series. The follow-up to 2018’s A Prelude to Sorrow was produced by Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards) for Ravencraft Productions, Joseph Michael (vocals, keyboards, also in Sanctuary), and Jake Dreyer (guitar, also in Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards). The group teamed up with Jim Morris (Savatage, Iced Earth, Kamelot, Death) for the recording and mix and Tom Morris for mastering.
According to the press release, songs for Curse of Autumn, were initially written with just an acoustic guitar, pen, and paper, and copious amounts of red wine. It was the band’s production team that helped bring the record to life as Michael explained:
“Jon Schaffer and Jim Morris really brought a lot of energy to these sessions.”
Watch the clip below: