Roman stoner rockers SOLAR MANTRA have finally revealed the first details of their upcoming, new album. Away is the band’s long awaited, first full- length, and will be out as CD and Digital formats on September 3, 2021 through Argonauta Records.
SOLAR MANTRA, who formed in 2017, takes its listener on a wild fuzz rock trip into a psychedelic wonderland. With their catchy yet powerful and heavily groovy stoner sound, the Italian four-piece creates a revitalizing vibe that is immediately evident. From the crushing album opener "Stone Rider" to the equal bracing, grande finale "Solar Mantra", Away unleashes eleven gritty and hooking songs that deliver the perfect soundtrack for a roadtrip in the sun! Give ear, as SOLAR MANTRA have just released a first single taken from their new album.
"Candyman is a song about disappointment, about the subverted expectations in common social life. It tells the story about a guy (the candyman) who falls in love with a prostitute believing that she is giving him a "special treatment" with discounted rates, just because she is returning his love, " vocalist Tommaso Santillo tells us. "But the truth is that he's paying even more than the other customers and when he realises that, he loses his love and his selfconfidence." Listen to the "Candyman" right here:
"Away is the result of a new creativity vein that came from the new line up, since 2019, with Francesco on guitar and Federico on bass," he continues. "The different influences from our first EP created a new sound and groove that comes to light on our new album "Away".
The leitmotif is the hypocrisy of the appearance, about the difference between our real emotions, feelings, believes, opinions and what we want or we are forced to show in this "over-ruled" social enviroment. The artwork expresses the will to escape from this black hole of social rules and regulamentations towards the inspirating light of the sun... in one word: "Away"."