“In a world where collaborations, especially at such a level, are rare, we can only applaud the gesture. This new album is simply remarkable”
“Music as soulful as it is enraptured, imbued with deep melancholy and cinematic beauty: SILENT SKIES conjures images of subtle sadness in the dark winter sky.”
Classic Rock, GER
“An album made for long, gloomy and thoughtful winter evenings.”
“An antistress remedy in notes.”
Sonic Seducer, GER
“On their second album, SILENT SKIES take the listener on an acoustic journey that
is full of surprises.”
SILENT SKIES, the cinematic ambient project of Evergrey’s Tom S. Englund and classically trained pianist and composer Vikram Shankar (Redemption), have just released another new single, “Leaving”, cut from their luminescent upcoming second studio album and label debut, Nectar, out February 4, 2022 via Napalm Records.
This infinite, heartfelt full-length enchants with sounds like pure poetry lifting off the page and wrapping around its listener with a gentle glow as it combines the reminiscence of the likes of producers and composers such as Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and Ludovico Einaudi, and bands ranging from Sigur Rós to Anathema. The balance between haunting instrumentals and vocal intensity that complement each other in perfect harmony walks a delicate line where listeners are treated to the best of both worlds.
The intense second single “Leaving” combines gloomy ambient and infectious pop influences, all topped by Englund’s outstanding vocal interpretation, that embodies fragility and strength at the same time and creates a setting where the meaning of time and space does not matter any longer. Blended with the sensitive atmosphere of renowned pianist Vikram Shankar, the composition creates a sonic universe in which one only wants to dive deep into and get lost forever.
SILENT SKIES on “Leaving”:
“And now for something rather different: we present our second single from Nectar, the dark and brooding ‘Leaving’. Our most intense and powerful song to date is paired with a stunning video by the ever-talented Patric Ullaeus, who helped set our most fiery track yet to an appropriate visual. ‘Leaving’ is a song about closure, moving on and finding a new peace – we hope that you find this song as satisfying to listen to as we felt making it.”
Watch the new official video for “Leaving” HERE