Dystopia is taken off the band’s upcoming release KALIYUGA, out 7 August 2020.
In Hearts Wake release new single and video Dystopia today. The single is the fourth release from the band’s upcoming carbon offset album KALIYUGA out 7 August 2020. Dystopia takes a new musical approach for the band, with compelling drive, progression and layered melodic intricacy. The track, like the album, is inspired by the Four Ages of Humanity.
“Dystopia speaks of the fourth cycle and present age of the world known in Hinduism as Kaliyuga. Kaliyuga is often referred to as the dark age due to the predominate traits of discord, disconnection, destruction, materialism, oppression, cruelty and fear” says vocalist Jake Taylor. “We look for the cause to cast the blame, but humanity need only look itself in the mirror. It is time for us to face and overcome the issues and challenges that currently threaten all life on Earth.”
Dystopia offers a way forward, by encouraging us to question and see through the deadening status quo. Inspiring us to imagine what we are really capable of if we seize the opportunity to grow and change the way we live on the earth and with each other.
Dystopia is the fourth single to be released from the band’s new album, KALIYUGA out 7 August. KALIYUGA is a ruthless scrutiny of self and the social and eco injustices and abuse at play today, the power and purpose of the record is evident in every facet of its making. The band measured each power socket, light bulb, pound of freight, travel and food consumed during the recording process to find the total carbon footprint came to 26.37 tonnes of CO2e. This has been entirely offset through the purchase of carbon credits in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor of Western Australia. The album will also be packaged and manufactured plastic free, using recycled materials.
Vinyl copies of the album have been pressed on calcium based eco-plastic with recycled and eco-friendly packaging, coming in four different variants (molten, ash, flame & ignite). Having sold through most vinyl options globally within hours, today the band release a fifth ‘smoke’ variation. This white ‘smoke’ variant was set aside for an exclusive tour release but due to COVID-19 halting all tour plans for now, it has been made available. These are high demand products and will sell through quickly.