Manchester Orchestra releases ‘The Way’, a new single
Manchester Orchestra calls all in The Valley of Vision, her forthcoming album, which will be released with a virtual reality short film. First they released the lead single and opener “Capital Karma”. Now they are back with “The Way”, the second track on the LP.
“The Way” is a mystical experience right away. Against an immersive atmosphere, frontman Andy Hull’s voice is a guiding force as he recalls emotional wreckage: “I think I’m losing my mind / Fear turned to fentanyl / Hungry as the animal / I’ve been sleeping,” he sings. Despite the darkness and eerie texture, Hull reaches out for hope as he repeats the line “Let me start again” and reaches out for redemption.
The upcoming short film accompanying the song was directed by Isaac Deitz. He said in a statement, “Experiencing the film in its intended 180-degree 3D VR format feels like downloading a dream into your head,” he explained. “Each symbol represents a different experience embedded in our inner worlds; It’s up to you whether you just enjoy them or try to interpret what the dream means.”
Listen to “The Way” above.
The Valley of Vision will be released March 10th via Loma Vista Recordings. Pre-order here.
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