Cornish ambient rock four-piece, Haunt The Woods, have shared their brand new single ‘Supernova’, on 14 November 2019, which was accompanied the announcement that they will be releasing their debut album, ‘Opaque’, on 28 February 2020. The news comes ahead of Haunt The Wood’s headline show, in London, at The Islington, on 27 November 2019.
The band’s latest track, ‘Supernova’, has been described as containing “evocative piano chords [which] open the track, accompanied by singer Jonathan Stafford’s haunting voice and accented by stunning vocal harmonies, before leading into immersive and climactic passages which pulsate between ever-changing forms of hushed intimacy and explosive passion, anthemic choruses and poignant verses.”
— Haunt the Woods (@Hauntthewoods) November 14, 2019
‘Supernova’ is the latest single to be taken from Haunt The Woods’ – which consists of Jonathan Stafford, Phoenix Elleschild, Olly Bignell, and Jack Hale – upcoming debut album, ‘Opaque’, and it follows on from the three previous singles, ‘Elephant’, ‘Fly’ and ‘Amethyst’, from the forthcoming album.
Speaking about the track, lead guitarist Phoenix Elleschild, said: “‘Supernova’ is a track that steps outside of our normal approach to writing music.” Jonathan Stafford, vocalist and guitarist, said: “It was largely realised in the spur of the moment whilst recording at Middle Farm.”
Stafford continues, “It asks a lot of questions and offers no attempt at answers whatsoever. It is an awe inspired capitulation of searching and trying to fill the deep emptiness we all have floating beneath the surface.”
The release of their latest track, ‘Supernova’, comes as the four-piece prepare to release their debut album, ‘Opaque’, which will be released on February 28 2020. On their debut album, ‘Opaque’, Haunt The Woods have been described as “pushing the boundaries of musicality, expression and emotional sentiment with an eclectic collection of euphoria, melancholia and reflection interwoven across thirteen tracks of absorbing sonic landscapes.”
DEBUT ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT We are so incredibly proud to announce that our debut album ‘Opaque’ will be released on 28th February 2020. For now here’s our new single ‘Supernova’ which you can find on all your usual platforms!https://t.co/J9CpCEcvFd Jon, Phoenix, Olly & Jack pic.twitter.com/9eHr6wfruQ — Haunt the Woods (@Hauntthewoods) November 14, 2019
Speaking about the forthcoming album, ‘Opaque’, Stafford, said: “Drugs, alcohol, money, status, clothes and material possessions mask and help with the symptoms, but the problem still remains. We are all going to die and we are atoms contemplating atoms. All of this universe has come from somewhere, and it’s pretty fucking daunting and hard to get your head around.
“Opaque, as our first album, has been a unique and unforgettable experience for the entire band. The studio created a world that exists separately from normal life, where the sole focus is to exercise and explore musical creativity. This contributed the ‘spur of the moment’ writing style that created Opaque, and the four of us, guided by our incredible producer Peter Miles, had never been so creatively energised.”
The release of Haunt The Woods’ latest track, ‘Supernova’, comes ahead of the band’s upcoming headline show, at The Islington, in London, on the November 27 2019. Tickets for their headline show are on sale now and are available to purchase here.