TAKEN FROM THE FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM THE COST OF DREAMING
RELEASED ON KSCOPE ON 28TH MAY 2021
With the release of their new studio album The Cost Of Dreaming, fast approaching, White Moth Black Butterfly have revealed the a new single and video entitled “Soma”.
Daniel Tompkins “We’re excited for our fans to hear us in new and unexplored territory! SOMA was recorded during the recent restrictions and whilst we were somewhat limited, with the help of our good friends from Dark Fable Media and Oblivion Studios we were able to produce a fitting video for the lead track from our new album”.
He goes on to explain the song’s meaning and the value of perseverance “SOMA highlights the value of time and the sacrifices that we make to be able to follow our dreams. The cost of those sacrifices can be great, but if we believe and are willing to embrace significant change head on then we can fulfil our dreams. “
We’re just dreamers //
Always holding on /
Never giving up on this //
White Moth Black Butterfly are a contemporary pop project with progressive and experimental music at its heart; created by Daniel Tompkins (TesseracT), it features a team of songwriters & producers based worldwide, all at the height of their own scenes. Collaborating with Tompkins are New-Delhi based Skyharbor songwriter and producer Keshav Dhar; US based producer and string arranger Randy Slaugh who has previously worked with the likes of Devin Townsend, Architects & Periphery, drummer Mac Christensen and the line-up is completed by ethereal vocals of UK singer & lyricist Jordan Turner.
Their newest output, The Cost Of Dreaming, has been self-produced, engineered and recorded over three continents in various studios throughout the last year. This album signals a sonic evolution in the bands’ output while still retaining core elements from previous recordings such as organic string sections and experimental theme linking interludes but also features some exceptional special guests including saxophonist Kenny Fong and The Contortionist’s keyboardist Eric Guenther.
The strong themes throughout the album will resonate with many people, from addressing the issue of ongoing domestic abuse crisis in “Use You” and offering a way to sign post people toward support agencies; and the unexpected psychological upheavals brought about by events beyond our control in “Darker Days”.
Fans will be able to discover a series of easter eggs within the album, providing a link between this and TesseracT’s live portals experience, demonstrating the interconnected relationships throughout the artists’ various projects.
The Cost Of Dreaming Tracklist
1. Ether [02:42]
2. Prayer For Rain [03:21]
3. The Dreamer [03:06] WATCH VIDEO
4. Heavy Heart [03:14]
5. Portals [03:30]
6. Use You [02:48]
7. Darker Days (feat. Kenny Fong)[02:57]
8. Sands Of Despair [02:33]
9. Under The Stars[02:53]
11. Liberate [03:30]
12. Unholy [02:53]
13. Bloom (feat. Eric Guenther) [04:10]
14. Spirits [04:46]
The Cost Of Dreaming is released on 28th May on CD, black 180g vinyl LP and digitally (digital pre-orders receive “The Dreamer” & “Soma” as instant downloads)
Pre-orders available now HERE (https://wmbb.lnk.to/TheCostOfDreaming)