In recent months, Blood Command have been drip-feeding us new material ahead of the release of ‘World Domination’ on September 29th. Today sees the Norway-based group share another track in the form of ‘Forever Soldiers Of Esther’.
The powerful track serves as a tribute to guitarist and songwriter Yngve Andersens’ late mother Ester Andersen. Growing up, Yngve and his siblings belonged to something that some may call a cult. As a result of this, they were treated like outsiders, judged daily by other kids, teachers and parents in their small village.
Now, Yngve has taken the words his mother said to him before going to school; to not listen to them, stay strong and never surrender, and used them in verses on ‘Forever Soldiers Of Esther’. While its chorus is what Yngve wish he had said to his mother but never did.
Stylistically, Forever Soldiers Of Esther’ is more akin to the raucous “doom pop” Blood Command are known for. Whereas recent singles such as ‘World Domination’, ‘Decades’, and ‘Losing Faith’ have seen the quintet experiment with their sound, ranging from synth-pop to hip-hop.
When is Blood Command coming back to the UK?
Blood Command will follow up the release of ‘World Domination’ on September 29th via Hassle Records, with a UK tour in December.
1st Rough Trade, Bristol
2nd The Flapper, Birmingham
3rd Deaf Institute, Manchester
4th Attic, Glasgow
6th Cluny 2, Newcastle
7th Rough Trade, Nottingham
8th The Mood, Cardiff
9th Joiners, Southampton
10th 100 Club, London