After appearing in 2022 as Iron Maiden’s special guest during their North American Tour and embarking on their highly anticipated ‘Worlds Collide Tour’ – a massive European co-headline tour together with Evanescence, for which they sold almost 200,000 tickets – 2023 is set to be an even bigger year for Within Temptation.
Their brand new single ‘Wireless’, out today, marks the start of the countdown to the much-anticipated release of their eighth studio album, due later this year.
A fiery and heavy song, ‘Wireless’ – featuring an incredible and hard-hitting AI-generated video – marks the start of a new era for the band; one in which they keep their DNA alive but build even further upon their acclaimed sound with powerful riffs, contemporary breakdowns and epic choruses.
Lyrically the band are also unafraid to tackle a number of important political and social issues that exist in the world today and this single takes aim at those who, hungry for war and turmoil, manipulate and control the media.
Vocalist Sharon den Adel comments, “Wireless” is a song about a soldier who goes to war convinced that he is going for a good cause. He’s indoctrinated by government-controlled media and thinks he’s going to be welcomed back as a saviour, only to find out he has been used. This has resulted in people seeing him as a brutal conqueror instead, and now he finds himself on the wrong side. His life and the lives of many are deceived and destroyed.”
‘Wireless’ is set to be become an instant fan favourite and will feature in the band’s forthcoming festival appearances across Europe this summer, including a long-awaited return to Download Festival in the UK on Friday June 9th.
Be prepared – a new Within Temptation album is coming… and a whole lot more!