Devin Townsend recently announced his forthcoming new album Lightwork, due out 28th October 2022. Following months of hard work finishing the album, as well as an extensive European touring schedule that included 2 nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall, he is very pleased to reveal more new music taken from his much-anticipated studio album.
He has launched the video for Call of the Void, the second track taken from the album. Continuing the story that started in the clip for Moonpeople, it was once again created by Devin himself.
Watch the video for Call of the Void here:
Devin comments: “The concept of the song is based around the ‘call of the void’ as an analogy for intrusive thoughts. I first heard the term describing ‘the temptation to hurl yourself over the cliff when your driving a car’… or to ‘put your hand in the fire when you know you’ll get burned’ etc… thoughts that you know are wrong, but you fear that you won’t be able to control the impulses to deny it. The point being: often I feel we have a choice, and trying not to lose sight of that was very important to me during recent difficult times“.
In terms of the visuals, Devin shares:
“All through lockdown, I really fell in love with ‘cabview train journeys’ that ‘Railway Cowgirl’ and others were posting on YouTube. Essentially, they are often full, first person journeys to cold and distant places, far from the chaos of the world, with a sense of constant momentum really calmed me. Maybe being on tour for so many years is what made it a comfort to watch during lockdown, but in any event, I started writing with the videos playing in the background in the studio and so I thought it would be appropriate for this video. (Thank you ‘Railway Cowgirl’ for the permission to use these clips. If while viewing this video you enjoy the footage, please visit her YouTube channel and check out all her wonderful content.)“.
“In regards to the ’story’ of these three videos, the character is now on the train headed to where the Lighthouse is located.
So there you go… song two. It’s about not letting the chaos of the world shake you. Trying to stay calm at our center to try and get through it all.
Take care =)
Watch the previously released video for Moonpeople here
Stream the track and pre-order Lightwork here
Devin will embark on a European headline tour in early 2023, and look out for more information on Lightwork in the coming months.