Last week the band unveiled their lyric video for the new track and now we get a more in depth look into the new track.
Set to release their new record Machine Messiah a mere couple of weeks away now this January the band premiere their brand new music video. Directed by Mauricio Eça the video is a striking addition to their visual catalogue. Regarding the track it’s introduction was brought together by both Andreas Kisser and Jena Bogren who had the idea to provide classical instrumentation. As with the album’s theme it’s a track about the enablement that technology gives us to be entirely non interactive with each other which is fast becoming a scary reality.
The guitarist states :
“Phantom Self’ starts with a short intro based on the Brazilian rhythm ‘Maracatú’, original from the Northeast region of Brazil”, explains mastermind Andreas Kisser. “We mixed this very Brazilian sound with violins performed by a Tunisian violin ensemble, the Myriad Orchestra. This was a suggestion from Jens Bogren, the producer of the album, who worked with this orchestra before and he thought it could be a nice combination. We used the violins on different parts of the song and that opened a lot of new possibilities, specially for my guitar parts, it was great to have that conversation between guitar and violins making the part even more special. It’s a very heavy song, with a lot of groove, one of the most complete songs we ever worked with and it’s taking Sepultura to a new level!”