Nominated for a Grammy, Finland’s The Holy will release their second album ‘Mono Freedom’ (October 2nd). It’s an mechanical kraut, layered alt-rock record with elements of electronic and prog. ‘The Rocket Song’ tells the story of human arrogance which results in their extinction.
Frontman Eetu Iivari said: “The last people living on earth decide to build a space rocket and try to go through black holes to new galaxies. But they fail, like we humans tend to do. We often think we’re unbeatable.”
Following the success of their dual-single release ‘Twilight Of The Idiots’ / No Trial In The Dark’, which received support from the likes of The Line of Best Fit and Clash Magazine; Finnish quintet, The Holy return with electric new track ‘The Rocket Song’.
“The last people living on earth decide to build a space rocket and try to go through black holes to new galaxies. But they fail, like we humans tend to do. We often think we’re unbeatable,” said The Holy. “However, with the world undergoing a turn of events recently with the Covid-19 outbreak, the band have discovered a new found perspective for the track. Iivari says: “It feels empowering to write a song when you’re feeling anger towards the world. But when shit actually hits the fan, it just feels sad, empty and depressing. I hope the song will help us remember these times in the future, and to remember how small humanity is in relation to mother nature. That we should respect nature far more than we do.”
The upcoming LP: “‘Mono Freedom’ is a utopian themed album. A fictional story about Mother Nature taking over the earth and how the last humans pack their stuff, build a rocket and head over to the nearest black hole. They know that there is probably nothing out there, but it’s one of humanity’s last ideas. All this is seen as a positive, not as a dark dystopian vision, as is usually the case.”
‘Mono Freedom’ themes are inspired by Alan Weisman’s book The World Without Us (classic science book) which explores scenarios of what would happen to Mother Earth if humans were to disappear today.
The only ‘fool’ would be us – the human species. Nature will move forth, without us. Let’s try our best to exist a bit longer.
Let’s listen to The Holy.
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Festival Summer ’19 – that’s a wrap! Thank you @helsinkifestival and everyone who came to see us! Yesterday was also Elias’ last show with us. He has been a part of the band since forever and there’s no way to replace him, so we’re not even going to try. We will miss his dry sense of humour and Italian approach on gas station pizzas. Thank you for playing with us, friend. 🖤 Hot Festival Summer may be over but Cool Gigs Autumn is coming so stay tuned! Photo: @pietaripurovaara