Creative firebrand Manuel Gagneaux has announced a brand new Zeal & Ardor album entitled Stranger Fruit will drop June 8th. They’ve also dropped their brand new single and music video for “Gravedigger’s Chant”, which serves as an omen of what’s to come from the second album from the band.
With its haunting refrain of “bring the dead body down,” the song “Gravedigger’s Chant” (artwork pictured below) takes listeners on someone’s final journey. Gagneux intones, “The gravedigger’s chant is the song sung by the people who lay your body to rest. These people don’t care where you were, but they know what you did and who loved you. All they know is what lies before them. So they sing this song, since you can no longer breathe a note.”
“Our intent is both to familiarize as well as alienate,” furthers Gagneux. “The video of ‘Gravedigger’s Chant’ subverts roles: People find themselves in situations untypical for their ilk, tools become weapons, weapons turn into tools, and fingers meant for sensing make themselves felt.”
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