Progressive Rockers OU Announces New Album ” II: Frailty”

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The Chinese progressive metal band OU (pronunciation: “O”) is set to unleash their mesmerizing sound in their upcoming sophomore album, “II: Frailty,” co-produced, mixed, and featuring Devin Townsend.

The album will be released on April 26th via Inside Out Music, and is available for pre-order today here.

Their newest track “蘇醒 Frailty” describes how life unfolds, drop by drop, as a fleeting thread in the ticking dance of time. Let OU navigate you through the depths of progressive metal, offering a unique perspective on the fragility and beauty of our existence.

Stream ”蘇醒 FrailtyHERE; the music video can be watched below.

OU comments on the new single: OU is back! Life unfolds, drop by drop, a fleeting thread in the ticking dance of time. A brief bloom, a withered leaf, breathing in the rhythm of day and night. The river of life, a pale countdown, flowing soil beneath the dreamy sky. Pieces fall, growing without words, returning to the dust. The flower of life bears its fruit, lost in the vast expanse. A poignant journey, from bloom to disappearance, echoing the eternal tick-tock of existence. The debut offering ‘蘇醒 Frailty” from our new album ‘II: Frailty’ has arrived, and we’re excited to share it with you all.”

They add on the album announcement: “We are very excited to present our forthcoming album II: Frailty“, due for an April 26th release via Inside Out Music. We were honored to have the privilege on working with the mighty Devin Townsend to produce this album in order to further explore and enhance our sound, working to provide a sonic adventure for you all.”

“II: Frailty” Tracklist:

  1. 蘇醒 Frailty
  2. 淨化 Purge
  3. 海 Ocean
  4. 血液 Redemption
  5. 衍生 Capture and Elongate (Serenity)
  6. 破魂 Spirit Broken
  7. 歪歪地愛 yyds
  8. 輪迴 Reborn
  9. 念 Recall

Pre-order “II: Frailty” now HERE. The album will be available in the following versions:

  • Ltd. CD Jewelcase
  • Ltd. White-Black Marbled 1LP 180g Vinyl – Strictly limited to only 1000 copies worldwide
  • Digital Album

Hailing from the vibrant musical scene of Beijing, China, OU emerged onto the global stage with their debut album “One” in 2022, leaving listeners awestruck and craving more. With an unparalleled fusion of metal, electronica, ambient textures, and captivating melodies, OU defies convention, offering a sonic journey unlike any other, that invites listeners into their world.

Fast forward to 2023, and OU found themselves in esteemed company, collaborating with none other than the visionary Devin Townsend to craft their highly anticipated sophomore effort, “II: Frailty,slated for release on April 26th, 2024. This upcoming album promises to push boundaries even further, introducing prog fans to a realm of sound that challenges the very definition of genre itself. OU invites you to join them on this exhilarating sound odyssey, where familiarity meets innovation, and every note resonates with unprecedented intensity.

OU Line-up:

  • Lynn Wu / Vocals
  • Anthony Vanacore / Drums
  • Jing Zhang / Guitars
  • Chris Cui / Bass
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