Toronto's Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs shared a new song today off their upcoming self-titled LP, out July 29th via Burger Records and Dine Alone Records. The new track, titled "Ragnarok" is part of a trilogy on the back half of the new record. According to Coffey it's about finding your true self and coming to understand your place in the world, which, given Coffey's previously disclosed passion for the fantasy, is couched in the language and concepts of the genre.
"Ragnarok" is the first part of the 15 minute trilogy on the b-side of the record, but the last part to be written so I wrote it to build into the themes of the other two songs (Teenage Release and PHD)," says Coffey. "It's about self-actualization, and realizing what and where you want to be. The part before the chorus, "tell me the name of my guiding star” is like learning your real name for the first time, like when Clark Kent found out he was Kal-El. I always thought I'd live and die in my ergonomic office chair until I realized that I was pretty much born to rock. Ragnarok is also the name of a rad sword in most of the Final Fantasy games!"