HUNDRED SUNS have released a brand new music video!
The new music video, for the track Amaranthine, is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album The Prestaliis which is scheduled to be released in August this year. A portion of the song’s sales proceeds to THORN, an organisation that creates and supports tech initiatives that disrupt predatory behaviour and work to make the Internet a more hostile environment for those who seek to exploit children.
Speaking about the new song and video, vocalist Cory Brandan says, “Amaranthine is one of our favorite songs. It switches between two different time signatures and we experimented with a lot of dynamics. Chris and Legs have a very balanced writing and rhythmic chemistry on this track, which gave me a lot of room to be vocally versatile. I feel like the song has a very shadowy, almost ‘street’ vibe to it, matching its dark lyrical content, which was inspired by human trafficking – a very serious problem that deserves way more attention than it gets. At times it feels like the world is in a perpetual cycle, talking about the same topics over and over but trafficking is a real crisis taking place in all of our communities, cities and states. I had a conversation with a border agent, who told me that they intervene to help young girls and boys almost every day. According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, which is an insane stat. But raising awareness is meaningless without action, so we’re donating a portion of profits from Amaranthine to THORN, an organization that focuses primarily on preventing the sexual exploitation of children. They were founded in part by Ashton Kutcher and I’ve seen him talk about this subject and found it to be very inspiring. Those that want to join us in supporting this important cause can do so by downloading Amaranthine on iTunes.”
Watch the official music video for Amaranthine here:
The Prestaliis is set for release on August 11th via New Damage Records.
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