The second single from ‘To Shiver the Sky’ is now available everywhere! It’s called ‘The Fall’ and is a setting of lines from Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, including one of the most epic closing lines in the history of literature: ‘thence we came forth to rebehold the stars’. And to celebrate, we collaborated with animator Sharon Liu to make a haunting new animated music video! The piece is sung by ModernMedieval, Pene Pati, and the Royal Opera Chorus (conducted by William Spaulding) and played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by me).
You’ll also hear that the ‘Sogno di Volare’ theme makes a brief appearance at the end! That’s because that melody, which many of you know as the theme to Civilization VI, is used as a recurring motif throughout the album. It returns after our darkest moments of failure to summon us back to our feet, and to keep pressing forward in our quest to conquer the heavens. I talk more about that in my newly released behind-the-scenes video about the composing process of ‘Sogno di Volare’, which you can watch here. And don’t forget that the music video to ‘Sogno di Volare’, as well as the full album trailer, are also available for viewing now.
Vinyl, CD, and digital pre-orders of the new album are available at the ‘To Shiver the Sky’ webstore. The full album will be released August 21st everywhere, but those of you who are Kickstarter backers will be getting it several weeks early.
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