Desalmado brings somber sound with video for new single “Hollow”
Brazilian death grind band Desalmado will come out with their video for “Hollow”, the second single off their new album — title and release date to be announced — on July 16th. “Hollow” features Argentinian singer Noelia Recalde, viewed as one of the most beautiful voices of the country's contemporary alternative music scene.
The soundscape we are met with when listening to “Hollow”, quite different from previous works by Desalmado, definitely marks an unprecedented point in the band's biography, as well as the aesthetics of the music video, with its somber, harrowing atmosphere. "This song took on the perfect lyrical contours in the face of a distressing period in my life", said vocalist Caio Augusttus.
The video was made by accomplished director Walter de Andrade, also responsible for the editing. In addition to images of the band playing in the studio, the video for "Hollow" features scenes with actor Valber Rodrigues: "It was the first video in which we felt the need to have someone interpret the lyrics of the song literally. We probably never had a song lyric which represented such personal suffering for all of us", said guitarist Estevam Romera.
The song, recorded at Family Mob Studio, was produced, mixed and mastered by Hugo Silva, who was also at the helm of the band's last three releases: ‘In Grind We Trust’ (2016), ‘Save Us From Ourselves’ (2018) and the ‘Rebelião’ EP (2020). "It was at Family Mob that we got to know the work of Noelia Recalde, who recorded some songs with Hugo. It was he who suggested we include some vocalizations by Noelia in 'Hollow' and it fit perfectly with the song's mood", said bassist Bruno Teixeira.
Desalmado also has signed with the European label BloodBlast Distribution, which is powered by the alliance of Nuclear Blast and Believe, the leading company in digital distribution.