DEVIN TOWNSEND Talks Lightwork: The Meaning Of The Title (Video)


Following months of arduous work ending the album, in addition to an in depth European touring schedule that included 2 nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the primary piece of recent music taken from his much-anticipated new album is able to be heard. Stream the observe and pre-order Lightwork right here.
Below are Part 1 and Part 2 of a seven-piece interview the place Devin Townsend shares some insights on recording Lightwork.

“Moonpeople” is the album’s opening observe and arrives with a video filmed by Devin himself whereas he was in Spain earlier this yr. The first in a three-part collection of clips, you may watch the video under.
As defined to the world from the person himself, Devin feedback: “Hey all 🙂 this is Devin.  Welcome to my newest album ‘Lightwork.’ The last few years have been a lot, and this is the music that I wrote during that time. In essence, ‘Lightwork’ is a bit more of a ‘song’ oriented album. A bit more direct and simpler than a lot of what I’ve been doing lately. After ‘Empath’ and ‘The Puzzle’, things kind of swung back in the direction of more traditional arrangements for ‘Lightwork.’ Lyrically, It kind of hints at the struggles of the last few years but with an eye on putting the pieces back together again. We chose ‘Moonpeople’ as the first of three video releases from this project, The three videos share a theme, so I think that’ll work. ‘Moonpeople’ is the first song on ‘Lightwork’ and acts as a sort of mission statement for the album. Post pandemic… kids are now teens… 50 years old, who am I now? Beyond any platitudes or delusions, who am I now that the smoke is clearing and what do I want to do, and who do I want to be, moving forward? The term ‘Moonpeople’ in my mind, refers to those in society that kind of ‘watch’ things rather than being directly involved in it. Maybe the Moonpeople are more introverted rather than extroverted? In any case, it functions as a song on the album that will set the stage for the dynamic nature of the material that follows it. So here you go. Song one.”
After just a few exceptionally lengthy years full of private change and close to manic ranges of artistic exercise, Canadian musician Devin Townsend releases his observe as much as 2019’s properly obtained Empath within the type of his new launch, Lightwork. Assembled from a barrage of fabric written through the pandemic, Lightwork (and its companion album of B-sides and demos; Nightwork) represents Devin at this stage of his life, publish pandemic, and his reflections on what he (and many people) have all gone by way of.
For Lightwork, Devin determined to see what would occur if he included a producer (an experiment he has been excited to aim for a while) to assist information this number of materials. He selected long-time pal Garth “GGGarth” Richardson to assist carry this concept to fruition, and thru a troublesome (however fantastic) course of, the following Devin album have been delivered. The title Lightwork represents the music, in addition to the act of making music, as a form of ‘light in the dark’ whereas attempting to navigate the seemingly limitless challenges that life can typically current. When issues appear to be there’s “no way out” or {that a} state of affairs turns into seemingly insurmountable, the connection to music, household, and creativity turned a lightweight at the hours of darkness that’s the bedrock of this glorious album.
Featuring art work by frequent collaborator Travis Smith, Lightwork arrives in a number of editions together with a Limited Deluxe Orange 3LP+2CD+Blu-ray boxset that features each Lightwork & its companion album Nightwork on each CD & Vinyl, in addition to a Blu-ray together with 5.1 encompass sound, album commentary & visuals, art-cards & intensive perfect-bound booklet, all contained in a lift-off lid field. There may even be a Limited 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook, Limited 2CD Digipak, Gatefold 180g 2LP+CD, Standard CD Jewelcase and Digital Album.

“Call Of The Void”
“Celestial Signals”
“Heavy Burden”
“Children Of God”
“Moonepeople” promo video:

(Photo – Paul Harries)


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