Exclusive: THE LONGING Share New Single & Video for “40 Days”

The Longing - 40 Days video

Pounding boldly off the back of their world anthem for International Women’s Day 2017, LA based band, The Longing return with their new single, “40 Days” released on 16 June, ahead of their forthcoming album of all-original songs planned this autumn. Watch the official video below.

“40 Days” is a gritty bitter-sweet progressive rock track which brandishes the pain of heartbreak defiantly on the tip of its powerful musical sword. With previous singles scooping countless radio airplay in the UK and 18 countries worldwide, plus UK Record of the Week, as well as numerous TV and movie slots including MTV, The Cannes Film Festival and a score for William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, there’s no doubt that The Longing are stamping an indelible print into the prog rock music scene.

“40 Days” is a melodic tale of “missing.” The heartbreak, bewilderment and confusion caused when love mysteriously walks out the door and never returns; and those countless days watching and waiting for a hopeful reunion. Thousands of us experience the “missing” of a loved one every year, not knowing whether they’ve walked away or been taken, equally as confused whether to search or leave alone. ”40 Days” catapults the listener into the unsettled tormented minds of those left behind. Its message is powerful and potent as Laura Bradley’s vocals expose the heart-wrenching pain of loss, coupled with the delicate gentleness of her voice as she carefully coaxes her loved one back. ”40 Days” sets the tone and delivers the feeling of “missing,” before Bradley’s crystalline vocals unfold expertly crafted lyrics which add the colour to the canvass of trouble sketched out boldly by the beat. This track encapsulates emotion within a raw, gritty prog/rock tale of angst.

Founded by LA based musician/singer/composer, Laura Bradley, The Longing are a 5-piece band who transcend over-simplistic genre categorisation, as they hover gloriously over the void between raw progressive metal and rock. Bradley has the ability to harness the power of her trademark angelic vocals, unleashing her voice with the spectral force of an emotional whiplash – that’s what instantly brings audiences to a standstill. Fuse this with Bradley’s impeccable poetic lyrics and compositional style, which injects a jagged, rhythm-driven musical perspective, and you begin to experience the energy igniting the ever-snowballing fanbase of The Longing. The band consists of guitarists John Huldt and Sean Maier, bassist Michael Wallace and drummer Tom Plumb – all formally trained, seasoned session and touring musicians with numerous high-profile production and engineering credits.

The single “40 Days”  is released on Filthy Princess Records on June 16. Watch the video below.

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