Exclusive: Watch the Premiere of Soen's 'Lucidity' Video

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FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Billboard has the exclusive premiere of progressive metal band Soen’s new video, “Lucidity.” The track is from the band’s upcoming third album, Lykaia, arriving Feb. 3 on UDR Music. “The song represents a time in my life when I unconsciously walked toward self-destruction,” explains drummer Martin Lopez. " ‘Lucidity’ celebrates to an extent the death of that lifestyle and the birth of a new era. It's dark but comforting. The music is soft and dreamy but carries the tension of a past life full of mistakes.” “Lucidity,” as well as most of Lykaia’s music, was written by Lopez and vocalist Joel Ekelof. “Everything about Soen is a collective effort, but Joel and I have been the main songwriters since the beginning,” says Lopez. “We put our song ideas on the table.” Bassist Stefan Stenberg, guitarist Marcus Jidell and keyboardist Lars Ahlund “help us come up with a proper structure and add their personal touch to the music.” While “Lucidity” is a quiet, pensive song, the rest of the album is “more uptempo. But we aim at maintaining a balance throughout the album, meaning that some of the elements of ‘Lucidity’ are present even in the heavier uptempo tracks,” says Lopez. Watch the video for “Lucidity” below: “Lykaia focuses more...

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