As Swedish alt-metal band We Are The Catalyst prepares for the release of their fourth full-length album, ‘Perseverance’ (out in November 2021) they are thrilled to announce the release of brand new single ‘Shallow Ground’. A hugely melodic anthem, packed with hooks and driven by the unforgettable vocals from Cat Fey, We Are The Catalyst harness everything that makes them unique: light and darkness, hope and despair, heavy riffs, and poppy choruses.
Shallow Ground actually started as a challenge! A person we used to work with once joked that we couldn't just write a basic catchy Rock song fitting for mainstream Rock radio, without putting in our usual twists or crossover elements. We wanted to prove him wrong, which we believe we did! It basically just took us an evening to write the entire song, as it seemed to be writing itself. We are very proud of the result and glad he pushed us towards it, says Cat Fey.
Kenny Boufadene (guitar) about the video:
- Well, the song is about enduring tough times, falling down and getting back up. Hence the lyric line "I will bury my heart in shallow ground", which basically means shielding yourself by turning off your emotions to get through a hard situation, so that you can find yourself again.
- In the video, we symbolize this by using chess pieces, showing an ongoing struggle where we are also hinting that we are part of the game. It's no secret that we have been partly inspired by the amazing Netflix show "Queens Gambit" and wanted to honor it in this way.
"Shallow Ground" will be available on all digital streaming platforms on Friday through Flick Agency's brand new rock/metal label Raw Street Noise, together with an energetic music video.