“Everything about EMPYRE’s beguiling music is colossal sounding” – Planet Rock
“Empyre … sound slick, vast and like the music was written with the help of an architectural blue print for an arena” – Kerrang!
“Intense and atmospheric in equal measure with an additional dark edge” – Fireworks
“Thunderous rock with one of the meatiest sounds in the UK right now” – BBC Introducing
EMPYRE continue to stand out as an inimitable musical force and this is truly reflected in their next single release, Only Way Out. Experience their most haunting, dark and heartfelt song to date, Only Way Out is sure to leave the listener emotionally moved and spellbound. To coincide with launch week, the band premiered a stylish acoustic video on Monday. Electric guitars are set aside and a mesmerising performance is captured in an intimate studio setting centred round a 9ft Grand Piano.
Only Way Out arrives at the right time, the year has been plagued with disruption for many due to the ongoing global pandemic. People are experiencing isolation, confusion and interruptions to their regular way of life. Only Way Out, within its labyrinth of musical inflections instills a message of self-belief, presented in the lyrics, conveying to the listener that despite inner turmoil and the condition of the World around us, we as individuals hold the key and have the power to choose our responses to life’s trials and tribulations, and surmount them. The song is relatable on a human level and emotionally moving, ultimately it inspires hope and resilience in oneself.
Front-man Henrik Steenholdt comments: “This track takes our rearranging and re-imagination of the songs from ‘Self Aware’ to another plane. We threw the second and third guitar parts out of the window and re-built the musical core of it as piano. If there was one song on Self Aware to approach in this fashion, to try and heighten the emotional intensity, ‘Only Way Out’ was it.”
You can watch the video below:
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