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Soen – Dissident (Official Audio)


Soen ‘Dissident’ taken from the new Album, Imperial: 🐍𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐃 𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐄 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐋𝐘𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐒

Use your head
Break away from this
Don’t trust in a scale unfairly leveled

Ask yourself
Do I need to stay
Or am I restrained by my possessions

Wake us up
Free us from our fate
Give us something real to fight for

Break us out
From reality
Rescue us from domination

Take the lead to guide the course
Break the chains enslaving us

We are one.
Undivided fallen sons.
And we are designed to open our hearts to the night
Not to serve and comply
We have a fire burning inside of us
All driving us to break out

Take the fall
Blame it on yourself
Gather what you’ve lost and start from zero

Wander on
Sacred is your time
Don’t resign the things you care for

No remorse
No passivity
Driven by determination

Take control of your innocence
It is easy to walk the distance and fade away
Away we go
To the unknown
To lessen the pain
So far within
It breaks the skin
And clears the trail

Be aware of your ignorance
There’s a reason why the deceitful do find a prey
Among the lost
We share the cost
And feed off the pain
The time is in
Thicken your skin
And give it a chance

We are one.
Undivided fallen sons.
And we are designed to open our hearts to the night
Not to serve and comply
We have a fire burning inside of us all
Driving us to break out

We are designed to fight for what burns in our hearts
To unleash who we are
Cause there is a fire burning inside of us all
Tearing down every wall

The provocative, imperious and engaging Swedish-based metal group SOEN unveil their fifth album, IMPERIAL, via Silver Lining Music on January 29th 2021. Founder members Joel Ekelöf (vocals) and Martin Lopez (drums), along with Lars Enok Åhlund (keyboards and guitar), Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel (bass) and Cody Ford (lead guitar) have never shied away from challenging our perceptions of life and humanity, and IMPERIAL continues SOEN’s unique journey through the psyche of our species and the conundrum of our times. Eight crisp, sharp, and supremely constructed songs spanning frustration, reflection and hope, IMPERIAL is the most direct fierce? and dynamic release of SOEN’s journey, one which continues to be deeply therapeutic for both the group’s dedicated followers and the band themselves.

“In my life I try to be as real as possible, but I think that the music, and nature, of SOEN are the only place that I really, really feel I can be myself,” explains Martin Lopez “When you’re home, doing music, writing lyrics, that is where you really get to express yourself without any judgement and with total freedom.”

Produced by Iñaki Marconi and the band, IMPERIAL was mixed and mastered by Kane Churko, who has worked with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Bob Dylan, giving songs such as ‘Illusion’, ‘Modesty’ and the epic closer ‘Fortune’ a dimension and richness which will reach yet more ears and minds. The sheer power and poetry of SOEN’s dynamics are more completely executed and honed than ever before, something which is perversely a product of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It has obviously been a crazy, terrible thing for everyone, and for us as a band it has been really frustrating not being able to play shows,” says Martin Lopez “but also it has given us a clear window of opportunity to realise this album completely. We were able to spend 12 hours a day for many months bringing IMPERIAL to the place we truly wanted, mainly working on the groove and flow of the album.”

“We will always be a band that has the old will to fight for freedom and all the important things in life, the people, the underdog,” furthers Lopez “You have to take on the big question marks such as what the fuck are we doing with our lives and where’s the empathy. Why do we keep on testing and crushing ourselves as a species?”

“As we continue, we find inspiration in the sad fact that the world is getting more and more polarized, that it’s more complex and it’s not consensus or people getting along.” says Ekelöf “We continue to try and understand why and how that will affect us all.”

IMPERIAL Track Listing:
1. Lumerian
2. Deceiver
3. Monarch
4. Illusion
5. Antagonist
6. Modesty
7. Dissident
8. Fortune

All songs written by SOEN
Produced and recorded by Iñaki Marconi
Vocal editing by Ricardo Borges
Vocals on track 1 to 5 and drums recorded and produced by David Castillo
Mixed and mastered by Kane Churko
Cover design by Enrique Zabala
Art Design by Wriliya
Cover photo by Mark Laita

SOEN – Official YouTube Channel

Joel Ekelöf – Vocals
Martin Lopez – Drums
Lars Enok Åhlund – Keyboards and Guitar
Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel – Bass
Cody Ford – Lead Guitar


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