There’s a new Direct Hit album on the horizon called Crown of Nothing. Today we’ve got your first taste with the debut of a new song/video! Animated by the talented Walker Dubois, “Welcome To Heaven” showcases Direct Hit’s mastery of sending the listener on a transcendental journey via melody, lyrics, instrumentation, and imagery. It’ll have you tappin’ your toe and ruminating on the afterlife all at the same time. Check out what vocalist Nick Woods said about just how deep the band went with the first new single.
“Welcome To Heaven” sets up the plot for a story this new album tells about Heaven and Hell, and the blurred line between existentialism and nihilism. There’s an angel, whose ultimate reward is vengeance on the now-demon who ended her life, and there’s the place they exist in together where she punishes him over and over again for all of eternity. Walker’s animation introduces where she finds herself after death, and the conflict it creates: How does she find meaning in infinite existence? And how does she transcend a second time?
You can pre-order your copy of Crown of Nothing today. Act fast to get a copy of the limited LP, which comes on color vinyl, with a slipmat, and a magic trick that’ll blow your fragile mind. Of course, the fun doesn’t end there. You can bundle that with a four-issue subscription to an illustrated zine/comic based on the album. But wait, there’s more. Each 24-page issue comes with an alternative version of a song from the album!
- Different Universe
- Welcome To Heaven
- Altered States
- Perfect Black
- Bad Answer
- Life In Hell
- Something We Won’t Talk About
- You & I (Are Nothing But Lies)
- The Problem
- Bliss Addiction
- Losing Faith
- Heaven’s End