stream the sprawling title track off Vile Creature’s ‘Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!’
As mentioned, Vile Creature are releasing their new album Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! on June 19 via Prosthetic (pre-order), and we're now premiering the stunning title track. "This song is the most cathartic, personally satisfying song I have ever written from start to finish," KW says. "It honestly feels like the song we were meant to put out there."
"The first half was co-written with Laurel Minnes, a phenomenal vocalist and musician who we worked with on our EP A Pessimistic Doomsayer," KW continues. "Laurel along with her band Minuscule, which comprises a full choir, made our grandiose idea a reality. Tanya Byrne of Bismuth also contributed the perfect companion instrumentation to the first half in her piano and organ, really pushing the whole song with forward momentum towards its latter half. We could not be more proud of this title track."
The two-part, 14-minute song really is as much of a triumph as it sounds like it'd be from the band's description. It starts out as something dark and ethereal with haunting, pristine, gothy clean vocals, and it eventually builds to a cathartic climax of Vile Creature's usual blackened sludge. The song comes with a well-matched eerie, black-and-white video, and you can check it out below.
You can also stream two other songs from the album here:
01. Harbinger of Nothing
02. When The Path Is Unclear
03. You Who Has Never Slept
04. Glory! Glory!
05. Apathy Took Helm!