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Credit: The Walks
The Walks present their new album, Opacity
"Opacity" is the most recent entry to The Walks' album catalogue, due for release on the 9th of November of 2018. The new LP features 8 new songs, including a collaborative effort with the band Ghost Hunt, "I Guess...", as well as the singles "Sunny Side Up" and "Special".
Edited by Lux Records, the album was recorded and produced by The Walks and Bruno Xisto at BlackSheep Studios and co-produced by Carlos BB.
In the band's own words, "the present album is divided in to two distinct moments that, inevitably, complement themselves. Colorful settings, deriving from loose guitars, ondulating vocals and a tight rithym section, contrast with a darker, more muscular and hypnotic tone. Essentially, "Opacity" portrays the balance within our own life history."
After introducing "Sunny Side Up" in April of 2018, with noticeable airplay on several nacional radio brodcasters (Super Bock Super Rock FM, Vodafone FM, Super FM and Antena 3), the band releases "Special", the single that presents the album.
“"Special" depicts an introspective reading over the malign consequences of even the most simple pleasures in life. That same introspect consolidates a moment of regret which can only find resolve through the glimpse of change. The song reflects on the various stages of this reading, evolving from an emotionally dense and intricate melodic setting, to the release of all the tension by the end, where festiveness is highlited by major chords.
The video that accompanies the single's release translates the vicious cycle that comes with the exaltation of our senses. Each high can bring us to the lowest of lows."
The video was directed and edited by Sina Salimi, using own footage and and footage captued by Tiago Carvalheiro (TCC). Sina Salimi and The Walks share production credits.
The Walks are Gonçalo Carvalheiro, John Silva, Miguel Martins, Nelson Matias and Tiago Vaz. They debuted in 2014 with their EP, "R", from which the single Redefine was included in the collection New Talents FNAC. In 2015 they release “Fool’s Gold”, listed by national radio broadcaster Antena 3 as one of the 30 best portuguese albums of the year.
OPACITY (Lux Records, 2018)
1. Let Us Finish What We Started
2. Sunny Side Up
3. Modern Times
5. I Guess... (Feat. Ghost Hunt)
6. The More, The Less
7. Forever To Be Continued
8. A Steap Ahead