Devin Townsend Talks New Album ‘Lightwork’, Strapping Young Lad and More!

Canadian progressive master songwriter
Devin Townsend is set to releases his new album Lightwork on November 4 2022 via Inside Out Music/Sony Music Australia.

Written during times of significant personal change and assembled from material written during the pandemic, Devin Townsend’s upcoming new solo full length Lightwork returns to a song-oriented album format, with more traditional arrangements than previous releases Empath, The Puzzle and Snuggles on offer throughout the 10 new tracks.

With Devin bringing a producer on for the first time in the form of long-time friend GGGarth Richardson to bring Lightwork to life, Devin achieves new ground while firmly flexing colossal soundscapes, engrossing melodics and abstract sound design.

The Everblack Podcast spoke to Devin Townsend about his new album Lightwork, the concept behind the record and the significance of the lighthouse, Empath’s connection to Lightwork and The Puzzle, the chaotic personal effect of Strapping Young Lad on his life, possible Australian tour and more!

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Assembled from a barrage of material written during the pandemic, Lightwork (and its companion album of B-sides and demos; Nightwork) represents Devin at this stage of his life, post pandemic, and his reflections on what he (and many of us) all gone through.

For LightworkDevin decided to see what would happen if he included a producer (an experiment he has been excited to attempt for some time) to help guide this selection of material. He chose long-time friend GGGarth Richardson to help bring this idea to fruition, and through a difficult (but wonderful) process, the next Devin album have been delivered.

The name Lightwork represents the music, as well as the act of creating music, as a kind of ‘light in the dark’ while trying to navigate the seemingly endless challenges that life can often present. When things seem like there’s no way out’ or that a situation becomes seemingly insurmountable, the connection to music, family, and creativity became a light in the dark that ended up in this wonderful album.

Featuring artwork by frequent collaborator Travis SmithLightwork arrives in several editions including a Limited Deluxe Orange 3LP+2CD+Blu-ray box-set that includes both Lightwork & its companion album Nightwork on both CD & Vinyl, as well as a Blu-ray including 5.1 surround sound, album commentary & visuals, art-cards & extensive perfect-bound booklet, all contained in a lift-off lid box. There will also be a Limited 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook, Limited 2CD Digipak, Gatefold 180g 2LP+CD, Standard CD Jewelcase and Digital Album.

Devin Townsend – Lightwork is out November 4 via Inside Out Music/Sony Music Australia.

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