Photographer: Anniina Haukkaluoma
December 2nd 2020
For immediate release
Finnish progressive metal collective External have released a new single, ”Hunting Butterflies”. It’s the fourth single from the band’s upcoming EP ”Stillness”.
The four singles are the first releases from External in 2020 and come after the 2019 single ”Distant” (mixed by Asger Mygind of VOLA), released in last December. ”Hunting Butterflies” is mixed and mastered by Samu Oittinen, who has previously worked with the likes of Insomnium, Sonata Arctica and Korpiklaani.
Listen to the single:
Bassist and composer Samuel Järvinen tells:
”Hunting Butterflies is perhaps the heaviest song on ’Stillness’, and one of it’s most progressive compositions. I wanted to create a whole drama arc thast would lead the listener from different moods into the final cathartic climax. The musical influences for the track were alternative metal groups such as Deftones and Mudvayne.
In the lyrics I wanted to talk about the human condition where we fondly look back to the past and dwell in nostalgia – trying to catch something that we have already lost. If we get stuck in our lost youth or some place, some person or some time, we risk to get lost in there like we would get lost in the woods. We can never return to the past, so it must be a lot easier to live our life right now with the people who are with us.”
Visualiser by Roger Lundberg
Music and lyrics by Samuel Järvinen
Recorded by Roger Lundberg
Drums recorded by Samu Oittinen (Fantom Studio)
Mixed and mastered by Samu Oittinen (Fantom Studio)
Aleksi Haukkaluoma – vocals, guitar
Julius Lehtonen – drums
Samuel Järvinen – bass guitar
Roger Lundberg – guitar
Cover art by Teemu Mikaél