Ukrainian doom proggers STONED JESUS released two new songs last year, CON and Porcelain, but now it’s time to kick it off! Today, the trio STONED JESUS is treating the world with the atmospheric blues of ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ – a somewhat fitting title to their current situation.
And with this realease, the band treats us with a beautiful music video which can be viewed via the official Season of Mist channel HERE. The link can be freely spread throughout your channels.
But it’s not just the song ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ that’s being released today. Serving as the first half of the bigger song cycle, ‘Father Light’ is the first full-length of new material from Ukrainians in five years and will be released upon this world on March 3rd, 2023. With its deep lyrical themes and genre-bending music content, ‘Father Light’ serves as an introduction to the new chapter of STONED JESUS lore.
Lead vocalist and guitarist Igor comments: “I wrote these songs mostly in 2019, we worked on them through 2020, recorded them in 2021 and were ready to release them in 2022…and finally the first batch of them is coming out as ‘Father Light’ in 2023! So this is neither our “pandemic” nor our “war” record, this is something I was really obsessed about many months ago – climate change, media numbness, corporations’ impact, social divisions…
But revisiting these issues years later shows that they’re still important and this is still something that resonates with us – and hopefully will resonate with many other people, too. Musically I think this is our most diverse and mature record to date, but there’s a good dose of oldschool Stoned Jesus there too!
Anyway, enjoy this one and fingers crossed for 2024′ release of ‘Mother Dark’ – the moodier, more personal, more experimental sister album to ‘Father Light’”
STONED JESUS is also well known for their song ‘I am the mountain’ who managed to reach a whopping 15 million views on Youtube HERE.
FFO: Elder, Porcupine Tree, Mastodon.