WITHIN TEMPTATION has just released a brand new single, "Entertain You", a surprisingly quick follow-up to the band's seventh studio album, "Resist", which came out on February 1, 2019. You can now listen to the track below.
For the past few years, WITHIN TEMPTATION's flourishing career has been at its peak — both creatively and tour-wise.
"Both in the music industry and the world around us, we see so many things changing and that inspires us creatively," says WITHIN TEMPTATION singer Sharon Den Adel. "We have always been a band that embraces change and this song shows that more than ever, both musically and lyric-wise. For many, the song will be a shocker."
The lyrics of "Entertain You" revolve around the urge for self-gratification at the expense of others.
"We often cannot and do not want to see the consequences of our urge to satisfy our personal needs," says Den Adel. "To justify or simply avoid the misery we inflict on others, we simply look the other way or start pointing fingers. We should look into the mirror more often and start questioning our own beliefs. We should try to understand not only ourselves, but also — and most importantly — others and the world around us. It's not the easiest way, but it's certainly one that brings us further in this individualistic society."
"Resist" debuted in several Top 10 charts worldwide and was the first WITHIN TEMPTATION album to ever reach a No. 1 position on the official German chart. And now, just a year later, new material is ready to be shared.
With the release of the new single, WITHIN TEMPTATION has embarked on a new adventure by going independent and making the new track independently. In this fast-developing digital society, it is now possible to write new tracks and release them almost immediately to the audience. With this quick follow-up, the band will be able to indulge itself in its creative process with no production or time restraints, and release new music within a heartbeat. This will result in both the band and fans always being on the forefront of newly inspired and fresh music.
"Entertain You" has arrived one week after the last show of the "Worlds Collide" tour was supposed to happen. The co-headline tour with American rock band EVANESCENCE was originally planned for April, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has now been postponed to September 2020. The trek, for which an impressive 150,000 tickets were sold in eight countries, will go ahead as planned across venues such as the O2 Arena in London, AccorHotels Arena in Paris, Velodrom in Berlin, and Palais 12 in Brussels.
What the fans can expect from this tour? "A spectacular event, like nothing they have ever seen before," says Den Adel. "We are known for our live shows with innovative, creative, over-the-top set designs, and special effects, but this tour will go beyond everything we have ever done before."