Release: 5 August 2022
Eclectic cinematic metal outfit DISCONNECTED SOULS are preparing to unleash another addition to their smorgasbord of releases. “Kintsukuroi” is the new extended single, including an instrumental B-side, that delves into a wealth of electronics, orchestral and oriental elements, entwined with their heavy sound.
Vocalist Patrick Lloyd comments:
“‘Kintsukuroi’ (金繕い), translated to English as “golden repair”, is a Japanese technique of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold – the gold fills in the cracks, emphasising the scars, and thus, embracing the history and newfound beauty of the object.
The people around me go through so many hardships in life, and I wanted to write that despite all the pain that they’ve been going through, I sorely wish that they will come out the other side stronger and more “beautiful” (in a metaphorical sort of sense).
I’m not usually one for writing positive lyrics; there’s a lot of bad in the world to write about; so this song took on a very bittersweet sound – soulful and melancholic, but mixed with hope of a gilded metamorphosis.”
Following their ethereal single release “Petrichor”, “Kintsukuroi” brings intense energy through anthemic choruses, hard-hitting breakdowns and a hardstyle interlude with an unexpected edge. Emotive vocals deliver intimate cleans, while utterly guttural harsh carry an unrelenting anguish. DISCONNECTED SOULS strive to create material that is compelling but also challenges and broadens the horizons of their audience. Contrapuntal melodies, carefully considered, cultivate an immersive atmosphere that aptly mirrors the lyrical content of the track.
DISCONNECTED SOULS’ sound is evolving and diversifying with each release, all the while maintaining a distinctive identity. The quintet thrives on embracing a vast array of influences, both musical and conceptual, to produce truly powerful music. “Kintsukuroi” is a thrilling cross-genre voyage into the depths of the, often incomprehensible, entanglement of darkness in our lives.
DISCONNECTED SOULS is:
Matthew Simon Fletcher
Written by DISCONNECTED SOULS
Mixing: Josh Shaw, Matthew Simon Fletcher
Mastering: Andy Fernihough
Art & Photography: Thomas Lloyd
Makeup: Holly Royle, Lupe Shaw
Special thanks also to Jonny Young, Effy Gold and Jonny McBee for providing a lot of feedback and support!