Lesoir premiere new video for Mosaic with Prog

Lesoir
(Image credit: Harry Heuts)

Dutch proggers Lesoir have premiered their brand new video for single Mosaic with Prog. It's the title track of the band's forthcoming new album, which will be released through Glassville Records on May 4. You can watch the video in full below.

While Mosaic was not intentionally penned as a reflection on the current global situation, the multi-instrumentalist quintet’s latest offering does focus on a very similar and relevant topic. It has unintentionally taken on a new meaning with current world events.

“Ingo Dassen and I were talking about our parents, some of them are struggling with a disease”, vocalist Maartje Meessen tells Prog. “They had so many plans when they retired. He said something that has stuck with me, especially now; Sometimes, life decides to all of a sudden shatter your work of art. You have to start over, with the same pieces, to create something new.”

Though the original theme behind the single focused on their parents having to find new ways to enjoy life in the face of ageing and disease, Lesoir feel incredibly strongly that this now applies to a great many more of the world’s population, amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“Times are hard, but by rearranging our ‘pieces’ of life, we can find a way to still make something beautiful out of the things we’ve still got, and new things we find that fit them in these new situations we currently face. Be kind to one another during these times, and take joy in the small comforts we have.”

Pre-order Mosaic (the album).

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.