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HMLTD share title track of new album ‘The Worm

The band’s second album is released this Friday.

Ahead of the release of the band’s second album this Friday (7th April), HMLTD have shared the record’s title track, complete with a video directed by frontman Henry Spychalski. Following on from previous singles ‘Wyrmlands’ and ‘The End is Now’, ‘The Worm’ finds the London band embracing maximalism. Speaking about the song, Spychalski has said: “‘The Worm’ is by far and away the most ambitious song we’ve made to date. We recorded it with a 16-piece string orchestra in Athens and, later, a small gospel choir in London. It was inspired by Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’. For the cacophonous outro which closes the song, we asked the orchestra to play the part with the ‘sensazione de un verme’ (the sensation of a worm). The lyrics are the clearest admission that the album is a symbol of my depression and battle with it.” Addressing the themes covered in the extravagant video, Spychalski said: “We shot the video in an abandoned, desecrated church in London’s East End to emphasise the spiritual nature of the song and its themes of struggle and salvation. In the video, I wanted to show man’s inner demons physically manifested as real, living, breathing entities - the Worm within man.” HMLTD have also announced a select number of live shows. See them at the following dates: MAY 18: London, Institute of Contemporary Arts 19: London, Institute of Contemporary Arts AUGUST 31: Dorset, End of the Road Festival Watch the video for ‘The Worm’ below.

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