Swedish electropop-metal quartet Solence has today unleashed their latest double single “Speechless” and “Push Me To The Edge“. In addition, fans can now pre-order Solence‘s highly-anticipated album ‘Deafening‘ (out via ONErpm) out on Friday, September 10. ‘Deafening’ is the successive album to 2020’s ‘Direction’, which featured smash hits such as “Animal In Me” and “Blackout”. Speaking on “Speechless“, frontman Markus Videsäter shared:
“This song is very special to us in a lot of ways. It’s a very different sound compared to what we’ve done before, and it’s one of the first songs where we felt that we really found the message that we wanted Solence to stand for. Speechless is about the actual moment when you accomplish something that you never thought was possible, and how that affects you. For me, the song is mainly about my fantasies playing our first tour. I can’t wait!!”
Videsäter also elaborated on the inspiration behind “Push Me To The Edge“:
“Story time! When we first started out we actually had a guy come up to us and said that we should change our singer! He actually thought I was the producer of the band so he said it straight to my face. That sparked something in me, I wanted to prove him wrong. So I practiced and practiced and got better, and here we are today! So when I get Pushed to the edge, I only go harder back at ya!”
Not only that, but Solence fans can also catch the band perform a medley of tracks (including some from ‘Deafening’) on SiriusXM’s Octane on Monday, August 16. Watch the lyric video for “Speechless” here, listen to “Push Me To The Edge” here, and pre-order ‘Deafening’ here.
Solence has previously released singles “Indestructible”, “Thunder“, “Deafening“ and “Good F**kin’ Music“ off of their forthcoming album, ‘Deafening’, which have already surpassed a combined total of over 1,443,350 views on YouTube and a staggering 5,177,000 streams on Spotify alone. To date, they have clocked up over 100 million streams across all platforms, have over 149,000 YouTube subscribers, entered the Top 50 on Active Rock Radio in 2020, have been featured on the cover of Spotify’s New Core playlist twice, and saw their single “Animal In Me” become the most played track on SiriusXM Octane when it was released last year.
SOLENCE is the musical antidote to what ails the brokenhearted and downtrodden. As they summon a soaring celebration of life-affirming positivity, the Swedish foursome’s diverse songs demonstrate the strength found in a community defined by shared passions and goals. Multi-instrumentalist melody makers bonded together at a young age in pursuit of artistic inspiration and connection, SOLENCE quickly amassed 100 million streams across all platforms. Deafening, the band’s eclectic and invigorating sophomore album, is a watershed work of possibility, perseverance, and positivity.
“In a hard rock world that can be pretty dark and depressing, we try to make things a little brighter and encourage our fans to believe in themselves,” explains frontman Markus Videsäter. To “follow your heart’s compass” is the SOLENCE mission statement, a strong sentiment shared between guitarist David Strääf, keyboardist Johan Swärd, drummer David Vikingsson, and singer Videsäter.
Is SOLENCE a hard rock band with electronic elements or an electronic band with a rock infusion? It depends on the song. Already drawing favorable comparisons to I Prevail, Palaye Royale, and Bring Me The Horizon. They developed their sizeable worldwide audience from a shared living space in Stockholm, first emerging with heavy renditions of well-known pop hits. But none of those videos were as popular as the band’s own music. In 2020, they broke into the Active Rock Radio Top 50, as “Animal in Me” (7 million views on YouTube) became the most played track on SiriusXM’s Octane.
Like 2019’s Brothers, Deafening is a massive leap forward. Imagine the aggressive but catchy wallop of In Flames masterpiece A Sense of Purpose colliding with the melody of The 1975, the pop sensibility of hitmaking maestro Max Martin, electro pulse, and a bit of Avenged Sevenfold shred. “We are still carving out our musical identity,” Markus says with excitement. There’s no singular moment for this band or, by extension, their audience. It’s all about the journey. Get ready and Enjoy the SOLENCE.