Hail The Sun uit Californië heeft een tweede single van het nieuwe album Divine Inner Tension uitgebracht. Het betreft Under The Floor. Het nieuwe album is vanaf 11 augustus verkrijgbaar via Rude Records.
Geïnspireerd door de tragische moorden door John Wayne Gacy heeft Hail The Sun de single geschreven vanuit het perspectief van een slachtoffer. Wat zouden ze gedacht hebben? Wat zouden ze gezien hebben? Under The Floor is tevens een reflectie op het perspectief van een narcist die zijn misdrijf nog goedpraat.
“One of the main epiphanies California’s Hail The Sun had when making this new album was understanding that inspiration didn’t have to come from a place of despair, and letting go of the idea that an artist needs to be tortured in order to create. Instead, the band looked beyond the viscerally emotional to the more spiritual and even enlisted the help of Ice Nine Kills’ Joe Occhiuti, who is also involved with vocalist Donovan Melero’s Kill Iconic Records, on a number of tracks. “
Over het album zegt zanger/voorman Donovan Melero: “This is the first album we’ve written that didn’t come exclusively from a place of suffering or pain. Sadness, heartbreak and nihilism all inspire, but during the pandemic, there was a big shift, and this is more about retelling the story – retelling stories about everyday perceptions. Everything comes from within, so I thought that maybe I don’t have to suffer to feel inspired.”
“I was going through a painful separation and really feeling low. Just worthless. And mixed with that, the music industry was completely gone. So, I was searching for something more for myself; something bigger than myself. I was trying to find meaning in other things, and I got really into how powerful our thoughts are and the idea of attracting whatever it is we want into our existence. I felt an untapped potential that I always thought was there but could really start to feel it. And that was the catalyst to beginning this new phase and this album and that idea of just completely letting go.”