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Watch Leprous in video for sprawling new track Below

Leprous (Image credit: Will Ireland)

Leprous (opens in new tab) have released a video for their new single Below.

It’s the first taste of material from the band’s recently announced album Pitfalls (opens in new tab). The follow-up to 2017’s Malina will launch on October 25 through InsideOut Music on CD, limited edition mediabook CD with two bonus tracks, 2LP on heavyweight vinyl and on digital and streaming platforms.

Leprous vocalist and keyboardist Einar Solberg says: “Below was the first song written for the Pitfalls album and it was composed in a period of denial of what was to come. It was a very spontaneous song, made first with only piano and vocals."

He adds: “Below is a very emotional and melancholic track, and it means a lot to me personally – both musically and lyrically. Large cinematic string arrangements, electronic elements, very acoustic and organic parts all combined. Very epic but at the same time very fragile!”

Pitfalls was recorded with producer David Castillo and mixed by Adam Noble at Ghostward Studios, while the cover art was painted by Indonesian artist Elicia Edijanto. 

Leprous will head out on tour in support of Pitfalls with The Ocean and Port Noir from November.

Leprous: Pitfalls
1. Below
2. I Lose Hope
3. Observe The Train
4. By My Throne
5. Alleviate
6. At The Bottom
7. Distant Bells
8. Foreigner
9. The Sky Is Red

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Leprous: Pitfalls (opens in new tab)
Leprous will release the follow-up to their 2017 album Malina in October. Pitfalls will feature a total of nine tracks, including the lead single Below.

Leprous 2019 European tour dates with The Ocean and Port Noir
Nov 01: Esch Rockhal, Luxembourg
Nov 02: Zwolle Hedon, Netherlands
Nov 03: Leiden Gebr. De Nobel, Netherlands
Nov 04: Berlin Kesselhaus, Germany
Nov 05: Cologne Kantine, Germany
Nov 06: Frankfurt Batschkapp, Germany
Nov 07: Antwerp Zappa, Belgium
Nov 08: London ULU, UK
Nov 09: Manchester Academy 2, UK
Nov 11: Zurich Plaza, Switzerland
Nov 12: Paris Cabaret Sauvage, France
Nov 13: Lyon CCO, France
Nov 14: Biarritz Atabal, France
Nov 15: Madrid Shoko, Spain
Nov 16: Barcelona Apolo, Spain
Nov 18: Parma Campus Music Industry Italy
Nov 19: Munich Freiheiz, Germany
Nov 20: Vienna Szene, Austria
Nov 21: Prague Palac Akropolis, Czech Republic
Nov 22: Dresden Beatpol, Germany
Nov 23: Wroclaw Pralnia, Poland
Nov 24: Hamburg Uebel & Gefahrlich, Germany
Nov 25: Copenhagen Lille Vega, Denmark
Nov 26: Gothenburg Pustervik, Sweden
Nov 27: Stockholm Fryshuset Klubben, Sweden

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