Swedish post-metal band pg.lost have released a new song, the six-minute instrumental track “Suffering.”
The group, whose bassist Kristian Karlsson is also a member of Cult of Luna (and whose drummer Martin Hjertstedt used to play in Ghost), are readying their fifth studio album, Oscillate, for release November 20 on Pelagic Records. It’s the follow-up to their 2016 record Versus.
pg.lost aimed to follow their instincts when recording Oscillate, they said in a statement. “On the previous records we have always tried to make it very basic and clean when it comes to production, not too many overdubs or add-ons,” said Karlsson.
“This time was more about not thinking about that at all. We don’t try to over analyse our records—it always starts with one or two songs and they often set the mood of the rest of the writing process.I think this album has more layers to it—you hear new things every time you listen.”
In a statement, the band described the single “Suffering” as “a dark, slow and dreamy journey. A feeling of heaviness but still something hopeful.” They added, “It is, in our opinion, the most cinematic song on the record. Which made it an obvious choice to make a video for.”
Watch director Mats Ek’s slow-burning, unsettling video for “Suffering” here: