Alase comes back with the new “Jäljet” single after the “Vastaus” album that was released last summer. The song shows many aspects of Alase, from airy atmospheres all the way to heavy hitting post-metal grooves. The band is heading towards more progressive expression and ”Jäljet” is the first sample of this. The song’s line-up is the same that Alase has for live shows, Markus Hirvonen on vocals and in the drums there is Markus Majaniemi who is the band’s newest member. When the band was originally formed they used to release digital singles only and now Alase returns to this way of working and releasing after the “Vastaus” album.
“Jäljet” is released with a music video made by Vesa Ranta's (ex-Sentenced, ex-The Man-Eating Tree) Kaira Films. The video has been shot in many locations of northern Finland, including Pudasjärvi and Kainuu. Video is very visual and it tells a story - there are even some science fiction elements aboard.
Guitarist Janne Lunnas describes the song: “Making of the song started already last summer and for a long time it was kept in the “drawer”, until in February we started jamming it together in our rehearsal room. In the past we used to write all of our songs from start to finish entirely remotely, and each musician did their contributions to the songs separately at their homes. Recording of the final version was still done that way though. “Jäljet” song is a good sample of more progressive and riff driven new Alase. I really enjoy playing the guitar with a heavy hand, but by no means do I want to remove the more beautiful and atmospheric sections or the ambient elements from our sound.”
Band is working on several new songs and there are plans for them to be released later this fall and hopefully Alase will be able to return to live stages soon as well.