Reach, the power trio featuring Ludvig Turner, Marcus Johansson and Soufian Ma´Aoui, have today released a new single ‘The Law’, a song about the evil machinery of mankind.
Speaking with MetalTalk, Ludvig Turner, the singer, guitar player and songwriter of the band said: “The title of this song states the obvious subject. It’s fascinating and terrifying how we created these specific rules to streamline our behaviour towards authority and community.
“For the greater good? That’s the point, right? But for whose greater good? The Law is not about ‘a law’ but a song dedicated to the broken and corrupt states around the world. It calls to look up and see what kind of controlling systems and oppressive structures that govern us, without being written down in any book of law legally speaking, but rather is something fundamental that goes back thousands of years in human history.
“These are laws that are created by us, but do not belong to us and do not exist for our sake.”
The band are known for their explosive live shows and their improvisational skills and will be on the road in December playing alongside H.E.A.T, with support from Deaf Rat.
In the meantime, ‘The Law’ is available from today and is well worth a listen.
Turner tells us: “I’m the escape, salvation, the mother of lies” was the first line that came to me. I was noodling in at home with my guitar and made this riff that just sounded evil and industrial.
“Sometimes I write music to a lyric or the other way around but this riff really helped me get these lyrics down.”
The Law is released 22 May 2020 on Icons Creating Evil Art.