FORLORN - Unveil New Single "The Weight Of It All"

UK Pagan Metal outfit ‘Forlorn’ have today shared their brand-new single ‘The Weight Of It All’ which is out now via Silent Cult. Forlorn blend folk horror and paganism to carve out their own brand of 'Midsommar Metal'. The juxtaposition of ethereal vocals and haunting soundscapes with chaotic drums and crushing low-level guitars, paired with Megan’s brutal screams, bring together Forlorn’s unique sound and visual identity. Produced by George Lever (Loathe, Sleep Token, Monuments) ‘The Weight Of It All’ ebbs and flows between sweeping cinematic passages and unrelentingly heavy moments of chaos.

Accompanying the new single is a stunning Winter Solstice-inspired music video that shows the conflict between two characters within the same human-vessel; the fragile, ageing Maiden in the white dress and the old, wise and fearsome Crone, in the black crown with her wild eyes. We see the season demonstrated in frozen landscapes, sacred smoke, the wearing of ritual masks and the pounding of the bodhrán.

Watch the official music video right below!

“'The Weight Of It All' is lyrically centred upon the notion of living a double life; switching between two paradoxical personas that coexist within one fragile lifeform. Instrumentally this song immediately reminded me of a score from a Christopher Nolan film. I felt a strong connection to the iconic vigilante and their opposing personalities. The double-life concept resonates strongly for me, where my day-to-day life is so far removed from who I really am. On a daily basis I wear a metaphorical (and physical) mask, never really allowing anyone to get beneath the surface, until I'm back within the realms of comfort.” - Megan Elliott, vocalist.

To celebrate the release of their Yule single ‘The Weight Of It All’, Forlorn will be embarking on a run of headline dates across the UK starting in Bristol on the 10th February and stopping off in Brighton, London, Leicester and Sheffield before finishing in Northwich on the 26th February. Full details below:

10 Feb - The Gryphon in Bristol 
11 Feb - Green Door, Brighto
17 Feb - The Dev, London
18 Feb - The Monocle, Leicester
25 Feb - The Yorkshireman, Sheffield
26 Feb - The Salty Dog, Northwich

Tickets are now on sale right HERE.

‘The Weight Of It All’ follows a string of singles that were released in 2022 by Forlorn with all three previous singles ‘Hold Me’, ‘Redeem, Release’ and ‘Old Wounds’ picking up great support from Kerrang! Radio’s Fresh Blood. The latter being the featured track for ‘Artist Of The Week’ on the show. The band have also seen great support from Spotify who placed them on both Metal UK and New Blood editorial playlists and YouTube Music who placed them on the ‘New Metal’ playlist. The band have also been championed by the likes of Alyx Holcombe at BBC Radio 1 Introducing Rock, Total Rock, Punktastic and all 3 of Distorted Sound Magazine, Noizze and Boolin Tunes who all stated the band as their ‘Ones To Watch In 2023’.

Forlorn’s relentless live show has seen them become a true prospect of the UK’s heavy live circuit. This has led them to support the likes of Devil Sold His Soul and Urne on tour while also sharing the stage with the likes Ithaca, Conan, Svalbard, Palm Reader and Pupil Slicer.

‘The Weight Of It All’ Is Out Now Via Silent Cult.