This past November, the Copenhagen, Denmark based post hardcore trio WE ARE AMONG STORMS released the first single from their upcoming debut album ‘The I in We’ in the shape of the epic ‘Clouds And Compass’ alongside a beautiful music video created by Lars Mårtensson/RÅB DRÆB DØ. Today, the three release the second single ‘Traveller’ accompanied by an atmospheric one minute video shot during the recordings of the debut album at producer Jacob Bredahl’s studio in Aarhus, Denmark. Lead singer Martin Nielskov states about ‘Traveller’:
“The song ‘Traveller’ is about guarding what is most precious – the relation to other human beings. The lyrics are closely tied to the album’s title ‘The I In We’. It’s one of the older songs and has always been a bit of a struggle live, vocal wise. The repetitive chant of “Don’t you see…” keeps coming and makes the lyric even more engaging for me as a singer.”
We Are Among Storms is the result of three humans’ lives, experiences and choices and the debut album ‘The I in We’ is the preliminary culmination to their common journey. From 1999-2014 vocalist Martin Nielskov was a notable personage on the Danish hardcore scene as the front man in The Psyke Project, and as the band dissolved he entered Église in which guitarist Lukas Frederiksen and drummer Mathias Thevik Ernst were members. Église disbanded in 2018 and the three wished to renew the concept of playing in a band and to create music without an all too established template for song writing. From this sentiment, We Are Among Storms emerged and already later the same year the band released its self titled debut EP.
From its inception, the vision of the band has been to create a sound that embraces both the atmospheric and beautiful as well as the untamed and chaotic – a mature and humane metal which in an honest fashion mirrors the many facets of human life, both the positive, the negative and every aspect in between. It is this musical horizon one encounters on the debut record ‘The I in We’ which was recorded live with producer Jacob Bredahl (Lifesick, Livløs, HateSphere) over two weekends, before being mastered by US engineer Brad Boatright. The album’s simultaneously massive and dynamic soundscapes consist only of vocal, guitar, drums and a bratsch guesting.
On ‘The I In We’, We Are Among Storms ascends like a human lighthouse on a troubled sea with its epic post hardcore. At the sound of both obliterating desperation and uplifting beauty, life itself and its turbulent ever changing flux of experiences, events and emotions thematized with a focus on the individual’s power in the human community to which we are forever tied. ‘The I in We’ is set for a February 26th 2021 release on vinyl and digital formats via Over The Under Records.