‘The Prophecy’ is the atmospheric and captivating new tune from Brighton-based psychedelic indie-rockers CLOUD. As the second single to be released from the band’s upcoming concept album The Fourth Planet, ‘The Prophecy’ takes the listener on an emotional musical rollercoaster from start to finish. Intricate guitar work and a tension-building-melody are the order of the day, and the airy vocals of Tom Collins add the perfect layer of suspense and mystery to the tune. Now for the chorus. Raw and powerful – let’s just say Collins lets loose! “The Prophet knows all that’s in my way,” he belts out. “The Prophet knows my fate, my fate, my fate.”
CLOUD draw on inspiration from psychedelic heavyweights like Pink Floyd and King Crimson to create their uniquely ominous sound, and we at Indie Top 39 can’t wait to hear their full-length album – due out November 12th!
‘The Prophecy’ is a smashing, crunchy, high-energy tune from a seriously exciting new band!Indie top 39
What does the song mean to you?
As this is a part of the first project we’ve done, this song means a lot to us, as the recording process really brought us together as a band. With nine songs to record in a minimal amount of time, all sleeping at Charlie’s studio, there was a real feeling of accomplishment after each fourteen hour day.
This song gave us the opportunity to introduce another chapter in the album. It really encapsulates what we were trying to achieve when writing the narrative. The instrumentation, lyrics and melodies embodies all of the influences that inspired us to start this project. We chose the ‘The Prophecy’ as our second single release as it captures the essence of the entire album.
Tell us about your creative process and how the song came to be?
Lockdown really gave us the time to let our minds wonder into the unknown and create a narrative that we could use to escape the monotony. After recruiting Alex and Tolly into the band, we had a great opportunity to mould and shape the songs into what they are now.
We translated the songs from demos to a live environment and began to think about stepping into the studio. Tolly introduced us to his good friend Charlie who invited us to record in the Hampshire countryside. The weekend of staying at the studio and working resulted in creating the foundations of the project and after mixing and mastering, the album was complete.
Which Netflix series or movie would you like your music to be featured in?
Love, Death and Robots, as the show reflects the surreal and mind-bending stories we write about. We all really admire the constantly transforming aesthetic and style of each episode, which reflects our intended goal to change and manipulate our sound as we develop sonically.
What do you want to achieve in the next 12 months with your music?
On the 12th of November we will be releasing the full album! We have gigs lined up and two gigs we’re particularly excited for are the shows at the Spice of Life in London on the 26th of October, and our gig at The Heartbreakers in Southampton on the 2nd of December. We are also planning on doing pre-recorded live sets. After over a year of working on this project, we can’t wait to get back into the studio to create more material. We strive to write and release as much ever evolving music as we can, while keeping the off world fiction aspect that we began with.
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