It’s only been a year since Of Monsters And Men released their third album, Fever Dream. Now, the Icelandic band is back with a brand new single. “Visitor” is our first taste of a full album, due early next year. In a press release, they announced that we’ll be getting “a body of work coming at the top of 2021 in celebration of the group’s tenth anniversary together.” Exciting! We can’t wait. Luckily, “Visitor” is an excellent song to tide us over until then.
Frontwoman Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir shared a bit about the new song and video:
“Visitor” is a song about disconnection and being on the fringe of change, seeing everything you once knew disappear, and finding yourself in the role of the visitor. It was written and recorded when the world was a completely different place, but the post-apocalyptic world of the video seems fitting. We shot the music video for it in Iceland in the freezing cold of February right before the pandemic hit. We are so very excited to finally share this song with you. Much love.
“Visitor” comes in with a crash, big drums belying a rather haunting song. Nanna sings of eerie dreams about knowing someone, but they need to wake up before they disappear. Following the two verses and choruses, “Visitor” has an extended outro of Nanna insisting that her mother was wrong: She’s not afraid of the dark and doesn’t mind the ghosts.
The video opens on an older man walking across Iceland’s frigid landscape. He ends up in a warehouse, where Of Monsters And Men perform for a ragtag group of troubled souls. Their sparkling outfits and gear directly contradict the apocalyptic vibe of their setting.
Watch the music video for “Visitor” below:
You can stream or download “Visitor” from all the major music providers here. According to the band’s press release:
The single sets the stage for 2021 when the band will celebrate 10 years of being together with more new music and other exciting content for fans. It brings everything full circle for the band with a bold new body of work.
More from Of Monsters And Men
In July, Of Monsters And Men shared their cover of Post Malone’s “Circles” as a single. A month prior, they had performed it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
At this point, it seems that “Visitor” is our first taste of a lot more to come. Get ready for a full album in early 2021!
Enjoy “Visitor” and its new music video! For more musical greatness, be sure to go back and listen to the band’s Fever Dream album, too. And as always, keep checking back here for all the latest Of Monsters And Men music news.
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