Metalcore environmentalists In Hearts Wake are set to release their fifth studio album titled Kaliyuga on August 7 2020. Today they have dropped a new single from the album along with a very cool video titled “Son Of A Witch“.
“Son Of A Witch” by In Hearts Wake is out now on all good streaming platforms.
The recording process and the making of the film clip were created with environmental consciousness while minimising the carbon footprint and supporting a good cause in-turn.
Lead singer, Jake Taylor, says of the song, “During the recording process, we measured every power socket, counted every light, pound of freight, food consumption, driving mile and airfare taken. We were then able to find the total carbon footprint and offset it by supporting a rewilding project in Australia on First Nations land.”
“Our mission to help support and sustain life on earth has made us realise that less is more. Many industries are evolving, and as musicians, we feel it’s time to do our part. It’s been challenging to navigate the retail hurdles, find sustainable materials and successful companies that embody our ethos, but through a bit of research we’ve discovered that there are many solutions out there.”
The recording process used 26.37 tonnes of CO2e which was entirely offset by purchasing of carbon credits in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor of Western Australia. The album packaging will note manufactured with plastic.
You can learn more about Kaliyuga on a dedicated website – thehouseofkali.com which went live today to accompany the album announcement.
“Son Of A Witch” is the second song released from Kaliyuga after the release of Worldwide Suicide in March.
Filming for the song’ video was inhibited due to the COVID-19 pandemic which Taylor explains, “Coronavirus turned our video into cartoons. These challenging times are forcing us to adapt, evolve and discover new ways of doing things. I scoured the internet for an animation team who could bring to life this emotive, sensitive and archetypal narrative about humanities neglect and mistreatment of Mother Earth. I’ve never written or directed animation before, but it opened up new possibilities and for that I’m grateful”.