Symphonic metal icons with Within Temptation have released the third single, ‘Shed My Skin’, which is part of a series of songs of the band’s independent releases, which will be leading up to an album. The video for Shed My Skin, will officially premiere during the band’s digital show, ‘Within Temptation: The Aftermath, A Show In Virtual Reality, which is set for July 8, and the 9th. Tickets for the aftermath are available here.
Vocalist Sharon den Adel spoke about the track saying:
Shed My Skin’ revolves around dealing with inevitable changes in life”. “It is about becoming the person we are meant to be — even if that means losing people we love, but have grown apart from. Real growth begins where comfort zones end and that’s exactly what the song is all about: If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.
For “Shed My Skin,” the band has teamed up with German metalcore band Annisokay. The song thrives on den Adel’s melodic vocal lines, with Annisokay’s frontmen Rudi Schwarzer and Christoph Wieczorek adding another layer of soaring, heartfelt vocals. The end result is an absolutely bombastic metal anthem.
“Within Temptation is a band we love and have listened to for many, many years. You can imagine how stunned we were when they reached out and asked us if we want to feature on their next single — just because they love our music, as well! We’re beyond proud about being a part of this amazing song and really hope the people out there love it as much as we do.”
“We like to expand and broaden our horizons, and constantly find new music and bands that inspire us,” den Adel says. “Annisokay bring a super refreshing sound to the table, which we absolutely love. We are super happy that these talented guys wanted to join forces with us for our new single!”
The band’s When Worlds Collide tour has been pushed back to 2020, and they says they have chosen to remain productive and focus on writing new music, aiming to release more songs later this year.