April 12, 2024

State Of The Union drops brand new single and video after 3 years of silence: ‘Purgatory’

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State Of The Union, the electronic industrial band hailing from Los Angeles (California), is back with their latest single and video release, “Purgatory”.

“Purgatory” is a song that explores the topic of suicide. The band’s frontman Johann Sebastian explains it as follows: “As human beings, we go through the “ups” and “downs”. Some of us have a harder time than others dealing with these emotions. Some of us can even get to the brink of suicide because we want to make it end as fast as we can. In esoteric belief, a person who commits suicide disrupts their karmic flow and goes to a timeless place where one second could feel like a million years! This is very hard to comprehend within our own minds. To experience something like that, we have to have an out-of-body experience and travel to a very low-frequency dimension known as purgatory. In some religions, purgatory is known as the place where spirits go to pay for their sins and burn karma before they move on to their next life experience. All in all, we will never know unless we go there. That’s why it is better to keep making powerful electronic music that makes club-goers dance their nights away to songs like “Purgatory”.”

“Purgatory” is available on all major digital platforms including Bandcamp, you can check it out below.

State of the Union made their debut in 2002 with the album “Black City Lights” on Accession Records, a label founded by Adrian Hates. With the follow-up releases from 2004, State of the Union switched to WTII Records, and to Infacted Recordings for the European market . In 2004 the second album “Inpendum” was released . The debut album was re-recorded and produced in 2005 as “Black City Lights V.2”. In 2008 the third album “Evol Love Industry” was released .

After the single “Dancing in the Dark” in 2010 and a four-year break, the fourth album “My Time Away” saw the light of day in 2014. Another four years later, in 2018, the fifth album “Indupop” was ready.

Here’s the video for the band’s latest single.

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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