Swedish progressive metallers Soen are streaming the music video for their song “Martyrs” over at Metal Injection.
The music video starts with the lead singer dressing in drag and meeting the rest of the band out on the town. They are also dressed in drag.
Vocalist Joel Ekelöf had this to say about the video:
“The video and the song reflects the importance to stand up for yourself and not be trapped in other peoples’ expectations of you. People are going to try to push you down and they want you to conform to the prevailing ideals, but as long as you follow your own path, you are never wrong.”
This message is matched with the band disrobing from their drag at the end of the video.
Produced by David Castillo and Iñaki Marconi at Ghostward Studios and Studio 6, Lotus features the first recorded Soen material with newest recruit, Canadian-born guitarist Cody Ford.
Check out the music video for “Martyrs” and Soen European tour dates here.
3/12/2019 John Dee – Oslo, NO
3/13/2019 Stengade – Copenhagen, DK
3/14/2019 Logo – Hamburg, DE
3/15/2019 Roadrunner – Berlin, DE
3/16/2019 Colos Saal – Aschaffenburg, DE
3/17/2019 Club Cann – Stuttgart, DE
3/19/2019 Backstage Werk – Munich, DE
3/20/2019 Kultopia – Hanau, DE
3/21/2019 Helios – Cologne, DE
3/22/2019 De Effenaar Prognois Festival- Eindhoven, NL
3/25/2019 O2 Academy Islington – London, UK
3/27/2019 L’amperage – Grenoble, FR
3/28/2019 Salamandra – Barelona, ES
3/29/2019 Caracol – Madrid, ES
3/30/2019 Hard Club – Porto, PT
3/31/2019 RCA – Lisbon, PT
4/02/2019 Backstage – Paris, FR
4/03/2019 Z7 – Pratteln, CH
4/04/2019 Legent Club – Milano, IT
4/05/2019 Orion Ciampino – Roma, IT
4/06/2019 Sonic Room Fabricia – Ancona, IT
Joel Ekelöf – vocals
Martin Lopez – drums
Lars Åhlund – keys, guitar
Stefan Stenberg – bass
Cody Ford – lead guitar