Progressive metallers Wheel have shared the video for their new single, ‘Where The Pieces Lie’, the second track to be taken from their upcoming debut album, Moving Backwards, out February 22nd via Odyssey Music Network.
With beautifully shot black and white footage accentuating the jarring and pensive atmosphere of the track, the video sees the band perform amid violent outbursts of emotion. Throughout, intense verses build into explosive choruses, forming a fierce and unnerving work laden with suspense.
“We made the video for the song with the legendary Kakkis and Kimbe, who we have worked with several times before. We wanted to express the isolation, frustration, anger and bitterness in the lyrics through the video’s story and this was fantastically realised by Lassi Hurskainen, the video’s extremely pissed off protagonist,” the band explain.
“We wanted to juxtapose suspense with the internal struggle of our main character; who is clearly suffering and desperate for a release from his burdens. For many of us, life is turbulent, chaotic and isolating; there is nothing else to do but keep marching forwards.”
Check out the video below.
‘Where The Pieces Lie’ is the second track to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, Moving Backwards, following their debut single ‘Vultures’, which has already amassed over 250,000 streams on Spotify alone.
Following the release of two EPs, The Path (2017) and The Divide (2018), the album sees the band showcasing their distinctive and time-defying collage of progressive rock, grunge and film score which twists and turns into Tool-esque masterpieces.
In addition to its sonic ambition, the subject matter of the album is also complex and undeniably important. Already having dissected the media’s portrayal of the nightmarish inhumanities of the Syrian refugee crisis on early single ‘Please’, they have established themselves as a group very much unafraid to speak out. On Moving Backwards, they turn their gaze to censorship and institutionalised mind control – an epidemic that is sweeping the world.
“Censorship in academia is becoming increasingly common,” explains frontman James Lascelles. “If it continues, filtering out into films, comedy and music – we’ll end up in a place where nobody can say anything anymore. The lyrics for ‘Tyrant’, with lines like “silence will become the banner” are heralding what’s to come. On this album, rather than looking at an environmental or economic dystopia, we’re anticipating more of a social one.”