VÆGTLØS, the Danish post-metal/post-hardcore/blackgaze outfit, has just unleashed a massive new single that delves into the harrowing personal journey of singer Troels’ aunt, who grappled with alcoholism.
Featuring the vocal prowess of Christian Jamet Bonnesen and Victor Kaas, renowned for their work in LLNN, The Psyke Project, EYES, New Money, Piss Vortex, Telos, and numerous other Copenhagen-based bands, this track offers a profound exploration of addiction and redemption.
Stay tuned for an exclusive feature as we dissect the emotional voyage encapsulated in VÆGTLØS’s forthcoming album, “Aftryk.” The album is a heartfelt tribute that navigates themes of coping with a close friend’s cancer diagnosis and the pain of loss.
The single is a poignant narrative inspired by the life of Troels’ aunt, who battled alcoholism for the majority of her existence. It’s a complex and often perplexing struggle, and this song endeavors to shed light on the tumultuous journey it entails.
Life is unpredictable, and sometimes it unravels beyond our control. VÆGTLØS invites us to learn, to listen, and to understand, acknowledging that the path to recovery and redemption is arduous.
“This song might come off as the sole song on the record with a negative approach towards the person this song is about, but it is actually a deeply personal song, in which we try to extend a hand to people that are going through a hard time. Try to listen. Try to understand. ” – comments the band.
“It is also about forgiveness, and moving on. Sometimes life happens and falls apart, and it might be out of your control. Try to learn. Try to listen. Try to understand. It is hard. Hopefully it will be worth it. We are all connected and we all carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. Be kind to people you meet. Because here in our hearts we carry a new world. ”
As VÆGTLØS continues to explore the intricate web of human emotions in their music, their distinctive blend of intense post-metal with hints of black metal and post-hardcore resonates deeply with listeners.
“Aftryk,” their upcoming album, promises to be a heartfelt tribute to the human experience.