With their second studio album Kala releasing on January 30, French modern progressive metal outfit Mobius have unleashed “Bhati,” the second video single drawn from their forthcoming release.
Marrying sharp, djent-affected guitar riffs with smooth, jazz-infused piano melodies and a tight, complex rhythmic backdrop, latest video single “Bhati” inflicts a captivating battle between the realms of meditative serenity and energetic, head-bang-worthy intensity. Where previous single “Akasha” dealt with death and the concept of the afterlife, “Bhati” focuses on rebirth, reincarnation and new explosions of vitality. Watch “Bhati” below.
As Mobius vocalist Héli Andrea recalls, the band’s sound engineer became a father during the writing process of the album, which sparked the inspiration for the lyrical concept of the band’s latest single.
“‘Bhati’ is the story of a baby coming to the world,“ explains the Mobius vocalist. ”I like the idea of reincarnation, and following on from the concept of ‘Akasha’, this song lies at the precise transitional moment between death and rebirth. Here, everything is conflicted: the child struggles to hold on to the memories of a past life as new sensations emerge and he experiences unlimited love from his new parents and family. In this moment I imagine there to be anguish, sadness but happiness at the same time.“
Releasing on 30th January 2020, much of the thematic inspiration tied to “Kala” comes from the experience of loss, with the death of Héli’s stepfather forming much of the lyrical content surrounding their upcoming studio album. Despite the negative emotions attributed to death, Mobius’ latest video single “Bhati” begins 2020 with a reminder to all that life is precious, fleeting, and to be enjoyed and cherished as fully as possible.
Fusing western progressive metal with broad sweeps of middle-eastern influence, ‘Kala’ – the forthcoming studio album from Mobius – is available to pre-order now via BandCamp. ‘Bhati’ is available to stream now via Spotify.
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