Adelaide/Tarndanya-based alternative / prog-rock psychedelia stars SOMNIUM invite listeners to fly into the light and imagine the afterlife with their trippy trance-inducing What Would You Be When You Die?, out on July 29.
What Would You Be When You Die? is a track that is thought-provoking and philosophical, yet manages to still feel lighthearted. As the title suggests, it explores reincarnation, but with the possibilities imagined taking an unexpectedly amusing turn.
Thundering rolls of drums, distinct psych-swirls of fuzzy riffs and plenty of prog-rock panache, this swaying soundscape digs deep with melancholically-tinged bass, then eases into a slowly spiralling meander through its mind-melting melody. The drift is boldly bookended with clean-cut, playful percussion that drives up the energy, and a dousing of drowned-out vocals that warp in accordance with the melody.
Check it out below.