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Devin Townsend Shares New Track Call Of The Void

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Devin Townsend has shared a new track, Call Of The Void.

Following Moonpeople, the chilled track song conjures a dreamy atmosphere and marks the second single off the Canadian singer, songwriter and producer's new album, 'Lightwork', which is due out on October 28 via InsideOut Music.

"The concept of the song is based around the 'call of the void' as an analogy for intrusive thoughts," Townsend commented. "I first heard the term describing 'the temptation to hurl yourself over the cliff when you're driving a car'… or to 'put your hand in the fire when you know you’ll get burned' etc… thoughts that you know are wrong, but you fear that you won’t be able to control the impulses to deny it. The point being: often I feel we have a choice, and trying not to lose sight of that was very important to me during recent difficult times."

Explaining its accompanying trained-themed video, he added: "In terms of the visuals: all through lockdown, I really fell in love with 'cabview train journeys’ that Railway Cowgirl and others were posting on YouTube. Essentially, they are often full, first person journeys to cold and distant places, far from the chaos of the world, with a sense of constant momentum really calmed me. Maybe being on tour for so many years is what made it a comfort to watch during lockdown, but in any event, I started writing with the videos playing in the background in the studio and so I thought it would be appropriate for this video.

"In regards to the 'story' of these three videos, the character is now on the train headed to where the Lighthouse is located. So there you go… song two. It's about not letting the chaos of the world shake you. Trying to stay calm at our centre to try and get through it all."

Townsend will embark on a European headline tour in early 2023. Tickets are on sale.

Devin Townsend Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue February 21 2023 - OSLO Sentrum Scene (Norway)
Mon February 27 2023 - STOCKHOLM Cirkus (Sweden)
Tue February 28 2023 - GOTHENBURG Pustervik (Sweden)
Wed March 01 2023 - COPENHAGEN Amager Bio (Denmark)
Fri March 03 2023 - TILBURG 13 (Netherlands)
Sat March 04 2023 - COLOGNE Carlswerk Victoria (Germany)
Sun March 05 2023 - LILLE LE SPLENDID (France)
Tue March 07 2023 - LEIPZIG Werk 2 (Germany)
Wed March 08 2023 - FRANKFURT Batschkapp (Germany)
Fri March 10 2023 - ZURICH XTra (Switzerland)
Sat March 11 2023 - MUNICH Backstage Werk (Germany)
Mon March 13 2023 - DORNBIRN Conrad Sohm (Austria)
Tue March 14 2023 - MILAN Live Club (Italy)
Thu March 16 2023 - BARCELONA Razzmatazz (Spain)
Fri March 17 2023 - MADRID La Riviera (Spain)
Sat March 18 2023 - LISBON Cineteatro Capitólio (Portugal)
Mon March 20 2023 - TOULOUSE Le Bikini (France)
Tue March 21 2023 - MARSEILLE Le Moulin (France)
Wed March 22 2023 - CLERMONT FERRAND La Cooperative de Mai (France)
Fri March 24 2023 - BRUSSELS Ancienne Belgique (Belgium)
Sat March 25 2023 - STUTTGART LKA Longhorn (Germany)
Sun March 26 2023 - PARIS Olympia (France)

Tue March 28 2023 - BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion
Wed March 29 2023 - BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Fri March 31 2023 - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat April 01 2023 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sun April 02 2023 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE University Students Union
Tue April 04 2023 - WOLVERHAMPTON KKs Steel Mill
Wed April 05 2023 - NORWICH Nick Rayns LCR

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