INVSN releases the video for “Immer Zu,” a track featuring Sara Almgren and Christina Karlsson on lead vocals and acting as a sonic totem for the band’s forthcoming LP, The Beautiful Stories.
The video, shot in black and white film, is the perfect accompaniment to the song’s angsty theme and pounding rhythm. Frontman Dennis Lyxzén is no stranger to incorporating political themes like feminism into his work, from his days fronting Refused to (international) Noise Conspiracy to INVSN.
Lyxzén has frequently been quoted speaking out about feminism. “We try to do whatever we can and we try to talk about it every night and make people aware of the problem with the patriarchal system,” he stated. "Music for us has always been rooted in the idea of resistance. [It] always worked as a soundtrack to a different kind of life,” Lyxzén spoke of the band.
Explains frontwoman Sara Almgren, "Since we had written a song about what power and especially patriarchal power means to women, we wanted the video to represent that idea. We asked two friends who never done videos before to come up with an idea and a representation of strong women. We wanted the whole process, from idea to finished video, to be an empowering process with only women involved! The guys had to stay at home, and we made a video with women, for women, by women, about what it means to be a woman in this world."
“Immer Zu” serves as the opening track for the band’s sophomore album The Beautiful Stories, set to be released June 9th via Dine Alone Records.