Creative Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS have announced the release of their new studio album “Aphelion,” coming August 27th, 2021 worldwide via Inside Out Music. Today the band has revealed the first single coming from the album. Watch the video for ‘Running Low’ below.
LEPROUS vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg commented about “Running Low” as follows: “The initial idea for “Running Low” started when I had decided to force myself to write a sketch on my phone on a way up to a mountain top called “Himingen” in Telemark, Norway. It felt completely pointless while I was doing it, but when I came back, I was able to go further with it and actually structure it into a proper composition. Then we met up in Cederberg Studios together with the band to take it even further. This song is a proof that even the smallest sparks can turn into a big flame. Despite being a band who always wants to explore new territories, I believe “Running Low” can easily unite both our old and new fan base.”
Following up on 2019’s highly acclaimed “Pitfalls” album, LEPROUS recorded “Aphelion” throughout the last year at three different studios: Ghost Ward Studios in Sweden, Ocean Sound Recordings in Norway and Cederberg Studios in Norway. The album was once again mixed by Adam Noble (Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves, etc.), mastered by Robin Schmidt (The 1975, Placebo, The Gaslight Anthem, etc.) and its front cover artwork – designed by Elena Sigida, based on photography by Øystein Aspelund – can be seen below.
LEPROUS vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg checked in about “Aphelion” as follows: “We had no plans to start with a new album, then came Covid. “Aphelion,” is a very different album. It’s intuitive and spontaneous. We’ve experimented with many completely different ways of writing music and explored new ways to work. There has been no room for overthinking, exaggerated perfectionism or carefully planned songs. I believe this is one of the strengths of this album. It feels alive, it feels free and it does not come across as too calculated. The album was recorded in three different studios, and a few of the songs were actually recorded in all three studios, Ghost Ward Studios, Ocean Sound Recordings and Cederberg Studios. The aphelion is the point in the orbit of an object where it is farthest from the sun, and it has a symbolic value which I will leave to your own interpretation.”
1. Running Low
2. Out Of Here
4. All The Moments
5. Have You Ever?
6. The Silent Revelation
7. The Shadow Side
8. On Hold
9. Castaway Angels
10. Nighttime Disguise
Next to the Jewel case CD and Digital Album versions, “Aphelion” will also be available as limited edition Mediabook CD (with expanded booklet) and as Gatefold 2LP+CD with two bonus tracks:
11. A Prophecy To Trust
12. Acquired Taste (Live 2021).
The album’s 180g 2LP vinyl version, which comes in Gatefold packaging and with the entire album on CD as bonus, is available in the following variants and limited editions:
- Black 2LP+CD – Unlimited
- Ultra Clear 2LP+CD – 500x copies via IOM Webshop & CM Distro
- Bright Gold 2LP+CD – 200x copies via JPC
- Transparent Light Blue 2LP+CD – 200x copies via EMP
- Creamy White 2LP+CD – 400x copies via O-Merch
- Deep Blood Red 2LP+CD – 200x copies via Band
The pre-order for “Aphelion” in its various formats starts today from this location.