On November 20th Within Temptation will release their brand new single ‘The Purge’, a follow-up to the previous single ‘Entertain You’ which was released earlier this year.
‘The Purge’ is a full-throttle rock song that shows the diversity of Within Temptation’s musical progression. Now that all their shows have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the band are remaining productive by focusing on writing and releasing new songs, with many more singles to come in the near future.
“’The Purge’ revolves around self-reflection and a search for redemption”, says singer Sharon den Adel. “No one gets through life without scars or without inflicting them on others and there will always be moments in your life you start questioning your choices. You start realising you’ve made mistakes, causing harm to not only others but also to yourself. To confess, to acknowledge and to accept these mistakes, can be a very painful process – however, unescapable when the burden becomes too heavy.”
‘The Purge’ follows the release of ‘Entertain You’ – a song that marked the beginning of a series of digital single releases and exceeded all expectations. ‘Entertain You’ peaked at #1 of ‘Most Added Songs’ in the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart and debuted in the Top 50 of the Mainstream Rock Charts in the USA. The song also garnered airplay on over 40 leading radio stations across America and became a European hit.
It’s also had a fantastic reception in the UK with fans and media alike praising its dramatic new sound for the band – with the single proving an airplay hit on rotation at Kerrang Radio, as well as the band featuring in the UK rock press.
Stand by for further new music to come from Within Temptation!