Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey is gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated 12th album – on February 26th 2021 they will release Escape Of The Phoenix, another heavy, melancholic and thought-provoking journey as only EVERGREY can create.
The day has finally come to unchain the video and song Forever Outsider. Stomping and grooving forward, this song takes no prisoners – inevitably dragging listeners into the ambitious and energetic EVERGREY universe. An excellent and entertaining first single to shorten the wait for the new album.
Written and recorded during the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic, Escape Of The Phoenix came to life according to plans that had been laid out in 2019. Englund and drummer Jonas Ekdahl began composing the songs in January, creating a foundation for the album before EVERGREY gathered together and arranged the songs as a group. Unlike a typical creative process, which is often interrupted by appointments, travelling and one-off shows, lockdown requirements gave the band much needed time to work unhindered. The result is 11 songs that embody everything EVERGREY fans have to expect, albeit “a more metal version of The Atlantic, with songs that are more direct” according to Englund and producer Jacob Hansen.
Enjoy the awesome new lyric video for Forever Outsider! Listen to the single and pre-order the album (click the image below)