German folk rock group Subway to Sally announced details of the upcoming release of their 14th studio album today. Four years after their last release Hey!, the group's new album Himmelfahrt (translated to "Ascension" in English) is slotted to come out March 24, 2023 via Napalm Records.
Himmelfahrt physical copy pre-orders are now available through Napalm Records' Napalm Store in an exclusive box set as well as LP (black and limited edition marble coloring) and CD. The album will also be available digitally for purchase and streaming.
Subway to Sally shared the story of the pivotal directional shift they took when creating this album, which can be read below:
"The new album marks a turning point. Himmelfahrt represents the ending and a new beginning at the same time. The work on the songs for Himmelfahrt began long before COVID, shortly after the release of the last album Hey!. This album addressed a broken world, the destructive treatment of people with their own kind and the environment in which they live. As the pandemic hit the world, most of the album seemed prophetic and depressing. All the material created up to that point had to be put to the test and was disposed of as outmoded.
"Subway to Sally have always dealt with the dark sides of the human soul with relish. Over the years, a lot of blood has been spilled and murdered for love. But the lust for doom is an attitude that works well when a fully fueled helicopter is waiting on the roof to carry us away from the zombie apocalypse.
"For the first time in thirty years of the band's history, we had to ask ourselves if it was time to celebrate hope. Hope is fuel for the future, and so many songs on the new album are about departure and journey, about reaching out to others to lead them from the deepest depths into the light. However, the most current events in the world put this hope to a difficult test. This explains the downer, the bitterness that clouds hope. That's why even God had to say a word on the album, to vent his own disappointment in his work."
1. Was ihr wollt
2. Leinen los
3. Weit ist das Meer
4. So tief
5. Gaudens in domino
6. Gott spricht
7. Auf dem Hügel
11. Ihr kriegt uns nie
12. Lasst die Himmel fall'n
1. Gott spricht (audinity remix)
2. Auf dem Hügel (acoustic version)
3. So tief (acoustic version)
4. Was ihr wollt (acoustic version)
5. Weit ist das Meer (acoustic version)
6. So Rot MMXXI