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DEVIN TOWNSEND Releases New Lightwork Single ‘Call Of The Void’

Published / Tue 27 Sep 2022

Devin Townsend Releases New Lightwork Single 'Call Of The Void'

Photo: Devin Townsend Releases New Lightwork Single ‘Call Of The Void’  /  Credit: Paul Jack

Devin Townsend is due to release his new album Lightwork on October 28th, you can now hear another brand new single from the album entitled “Call Of The Void”.

The song is accompanied by a music video, which see’s Townsend take viewers on a train journey that leads to outer space and beyond. Watch below.

Speaking about the track, Townsend states:

The concept of the song is based around the ‘call of the void’ as an analogy for intrusive thoughts. I first heard the term describing ‘the temptation to hurl yourself over the cliff when your driving a car’… or to ‘put your hand in the fire when you know you’ll get burned’ etc… thoughts that you know are wrong, but you fear that you won’t be able to control the impulses to deny it. The point being: often I feel we have a choice, and trying not to lose sight of that was very important to me during recent difficult times.

In terms of the visuals: all through lockdown, I really fell in love with ‘cabview train journeys’ that [RailCowGirl] and others were posting on YouTube. Essentially, they are often full, first person journeys to cold and distant places, far from the chaos of the world, with a sense of constant momentum really calmed me. Maybe being on tour for so many years is what made it a comfort to watch during lockdown, but in any event, I started writing with the videos playing in the background in the studio and so I thought it would be appropriate for this video.

In regards to the ‘story’ of these three videos, the character is now on the train headed to where the Lighthouse is located. So there you go… song two. It’s about not letting the chaos of the world shake you. Trying to stay calm at our centre to try and get through it all.

Devin Townsend’s UK tour 2023 is due to start in March & April of next year, tickets are available below.

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March 2023

28 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
29 – Academy, Bristol
31 – Academy, Manchester

April 2023

01 – Rock City, Nottingham
02 – University, Newcastle
04 – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolves
05 – UEA, Norwich

You can pre-order Lightwork here in a variety of configurations, which also features a second album called Nightwork.

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Devin Townsend – Call Of The Void Lyrics

Shapeshifter
To the weary-eyed
With nothing left we take it all and
Run and hide

Take a walk down by the river
Revelations, Paranoia
And the thoughts that pull us under…are they calling?

Cause when ya see the world’s insane reaction
To follow your heart, the worst reaction is to
Freak out, so don’t ya
Freak out

Collide
Into your interior
You doubted for so long it took control

Take a walk down by the river
Revelations, Paranoia
And the thoughts that pull us under…are they calling?

Cause whеn ya feel the world’s insane reaction
To follow your hеart, the worst reaction is to
Freak out, so don’t ya
Freak out

Cause when ya feel the urge to [?] reaction
Just follow your heart, the worst reaction is to
Freak out, so don’t ya
Freak out

You want them to see the world the same as you and
To feel the pain the same as you
But everybody in the world’s different point of view
Can never see the world the same

So when ya see the world the sane reaction
To follow your heart, the worst reaction is to
Freak out, so don’t ya
Freak out

So if ya feel the world’s insane reaction
Just follow your heart, the words will work out
If they freak out
But they’re free to close the door

And I’ll wonder, And I’ll wonder
God I’ll wonder, And I’ll wonder
And I’ll wonder
Is there anyone out there?



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