German alternative rock band The Intersphere share their new single ‘Mind Over Matter’ along with an official music video. It’s the third track taken from the new studio album ‘The Grand Delusion’ which will be released this Friday via Long Branch Records.
Singer and guitarist Christoph Hessler about “Mind Over Matter”:
“‘Mind Over Matter’ is a song that I wrote when I was going through a very difficult time, I was feeling really down and pretty preoccupied with myself. Nevertheless, the song should be understood as a life-affirming declaration of war, a call to reflect on and to face your problems. I didn’t want the song to drown in melancholy just because of the theme, actually it’s quite the opposite. That’s why the song became so energetic and even danceable in the end.”
Listen to the single HERE.
Pre-order the album HERE.
The background for the album The Grand Delusion is the highly subjective question that is not only posed by Paul Watzlawick in his eponymous book, but that has now reached a completely new dimension in the madness of media coverage: How real is reality? The songs are not only concerned with thinking and acting in sociological and societal contexts, in systems, orders and interpretations of reality created by humans, but also with reflecting on oneself, introspection and the question “What foundation is my own reality based on?” Almost 5 years after the last release, and after personal crises and changes, The Grand Delusion is lyrically the most personal album to date from The Intersphere, but also one of the most varied, loudest and angriest.
“The production aimed at recording the 4 main instruments live and as close up, big and detailed as possible, and thus duplication was largely avoided. We also experimented with new open tunings and countless distortion and fuzz pedals that make the sound more distorted and dirtier. But there are also a couple of opulently arranged songs that enrich the sounds of The Intersphere with new colors and facets that people have never heard from us before.”
Like its predecessor, Relations in the Unseen, the album was produced by Christoph Hessler and The Intersphere, recorded live at Toolhouse Studios in Rotenburg (Germany), mixed and co-produced by Moritz Enders and mastered by Robin Schmidt. The artwork was once again created by the band’s longtime associate Pierre Schmidt Dromsjel.