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DEVIN TOWNSEND On His Upcoming Album ‘Lightwork’: ‘I May Actually Really Love It’

Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend says that he “may very well actually love” his upcoming album, “Lightwork”. Devin recorded the trouble with producer GGGarth Richardson on the latter’s The Farm Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

In an Instagram publish earlier at present (Monday, June 6),Devin wrote: “So my subsequent album known as ‘Lightwork’ and it’s kind of totally different for me in just a few methods: I spent a good period of time attempting to dislike it (I believe) as a result of I labored with a workforce on it as a substitute of simply braining out on it myself, and I assume the challenges of that course of disconnected me from it barely at first and I wished to hate it. In the long run nevertheless, I’ve determined that not solely do I prefer it, however I may very well actually adore it.”

He continued: “It is not what I anticipated and it is not what I might have carried out if left to my very own gadgets in fact, however which will finally be the entire level. It makes me really feel good and says one thing fairly wholesome. It sort of represents a ‘bridge between two continents’ in some methods… as in: kind of a fulcrum between the place I ‘was’ and the place I’m going. It is sort of easy structurally and kind of industrial in some senses, nevertheless it’s nonetheless one thing I can get behind and luxuriate in listening to, and it not solely says what I really feel I must say at this level, however perhaps says issues I did not understand I wanted to say as nicely.’

Townsend added: “After working tirelessly previous to this tour to complete it and make peace with it, I am proud to say it is good. We’ll be releasing three songs from it that collectively sort of summarize the theme, and truthfully after a bunch of false begins, I will be making the primary two movies myself this week as I believe it is extra sincere that approach. The primary track is sort of a easy introduction to the theme which may be off placing, The second track is my favorite, and the third one shall be tremendous epic.

“It has been a troublesome few years and my life has modified extra dramatically than I spotted… ‘Lightwork’ represents, I believe, the resolve to remain balanced throughout a turbulent time and I am grateful for it and for what comes subsequent. I hope the viewers sees it for what it’s versus what it is not, however finally: I’ve determined it was what I wanted to say.

“I do know I am a lunatic in numerous methods, however I believe I am extra at peace with that now consequently as nicely.”

Earlier this 12 months, Devin advised Stereoboard about “Lightwork”: “‘Lightwork’ is the exhaust of the method of attempting to determine how fucking loopy the world is. Describing the LP’s musical path as “sturdy, wholesome, clear and massive,” he defined that proper now “I haven’t got the emotional bandwidth to take part in one thing that is oppressively heavy. So, it is much more light-hearted. It is simple listening and it is harmless.

“I believe the diehards could prefer it to start with after which become bored with it shortly,” he mentioned. “I believe that the people who find themselves a lot much less invested in what it’s that I do will in all probability prefer it greater than the others. It is rather a lot simpler to digest.”

Final December, Devin launched a brand new album, “The Puzzle”. The LP was accompanied by five-part documentary.

Not like most of Devin‘s current musical output, which has been made obtainable through Sony‘s main progressive music label imprint InsideOut Music, “The Puzzle” was launched via Devin‘s personal label.

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