Shining have shared two songs from the album; about title track ‘Animal’, frontman Jørgen Munkeby comments:
“When we wrote ‘Animal’, we knew that we would want to announce the album with that song! It’s just such a fun and rocking number, and I also can’t wait to open our live shows with it! Wolf howl, and GO!”
Second track, ‘Everything Dies’, was initially released last year, but this latest version has been mixed & mastered for the new album. Jørgen adds:-
“It was the first song we recorded for this album. It covers the mid-tempo heavy part of the record and is also a great lyrical centre-piece.
I was tired of doing the same thing,” he explains. “I was done with ‘Blackjazz’ and wanted to create something new and exciting. I needed a change. I’m finally at the point where I have nothing to lose and everything to win. We had 360 degrees to play with so we could’ve gone in any direction. This new record is more Muse than Meshuggah, more Ghost than Gojira, and more Biffy Clyro than Burzum!”
Listen to both tracks now:- https://shining.lnk.to/animal