RITUAL – Drown The Lovers

Later last year, we featured a track by RITUAL which featured Mononoke on vocals. With the new single Drown The Lovers though, she officially joined the band and her bright, charming voice will be from now on a regular presence in RITUAL’s music. This doesn’t mean that Gerard O’Connell will no longer provide vocals; on the contrary, these two different shades add a new element of contrast – yet, a very beautiful one – in the already wide sonic palette of the project, as already can be heard on this new offering.

Speaking on the track, they said: “We wrote Drown The Lovers as a kind of fantasy idea, to say ‘lets forget everything thats gone before, all the heartaches and trauma we’ve been through in past relationships and love like we’ve never hurt’. There’s a beauty and innocence in first love that you can never get back.

The brooding downtempo tune (which is the first one to be taken from RITUAL’s upcoming project, No Escape Out Of Time) comes together with a cinematic video, co-created and directed by Jackson Ducasse along with the band themselves.


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