Places Around the Sun
PLACES AROUND THE SUN RELEASE NEW VIDEO
Portuguese rockers PLACES AROUND THE SUN have released their video for “Lost I Am Found” via V13. The song is from their self-titled album which will be released in September.
Singer Antonio Santos commented:
“When we were brainstorming for this video, João had the whole idea for the video and I loved it so much that I asked him to direct it. At first, it was supposed to be me in the video but something in me told me it should be him, although he wasn’t too sure about it, so we flipped a coin and it was decided he would star in the video. He’ll say otherwise but honestly, I would never do it as good as he did!
The video and the song takes place in the ‘sunset’ phase of the album, where it all starts. It’s about when the thoughts deep within our mind start to take over, to a point that we can no longer run from them or ‘dance’ them away.”
Portuguese heavy rock band Places Around The Sun is gearing up to release their third full-length album this summer. This self-titled work embodies the band’s eclectic, Western-tinged sound and the progression of their musical mission.
The band’s first full-length album, Still Here, was released in 2016. In 2017, Places Around The Sun began preparing material for Pluto, their second full-length concept album, which was recorded, produced and mixed by António Santos and João Gomes in their home studio. In Pluto – officially released in 2018 and presented live in Sabotage Rock Club, one of Lisbon’s most high-profile music venues – the band sought to explore a heavier, more experimental sound.
Places Around The Sun’s interest in experimenting with their sound resulted in the release of two singles: Shots On The House (2019) and Moon Daisy (2020).
In the first half of 2020 – now accompanied by producer Vitor Carraca Teixeira, while taking their musical differences and diverse paths as an advantage – the band tried to invest in their versatility to begin working on a new album. Places Around The Sun’s third full-length album, scheduled to be released in September 2020, is their most personal record to date – for that reason, the band decided it would be self-titled. In it, the idea of transformation that has been influencing Places Around The Sun for the past four years was extended to the entire writing and recording process, being transposed in its sound, themes and overall concept.
Driven by a constant need of change, Places Around The Sun does not turn its back on the past, but eagerly faces the many possibilities this new phase may bring – while also focusing on reaching a wider audience.
- António Santos — vocals, guitar
- João Gomes — guitar
- Alexandre Sousa — bass
- Ricardo Martins — drums