Prāta Vētra has released brand new single “Lantern” from their new album “Another Still Life”. (Vēl Viena Klusā Daba – Latvian title). Album's Latvian version was released on 7th of May, with English language album to follow shortly after.
This summer Prāta Vētra will be touring Latvia with six open-air shows. The tour will start on 28th of July in Jelgava, followed by Ventspils on 3rd of August, Saldus on 5th of August, Valmiera on 10th of August, Preiļi on 12th of August and the closing show will be in Riga, SKONTO Stadium on 17th of August. Tickets will go on sale at eKase on 7th of May. Tickets starting from 10 Latvian Lats (LVL)
Album has been recorded from September 2011 till April this year at “Diarama Studio" Hudson, NY, USA; "Courtyard Studio" Oxford, Great Britain, “Ol' Ingrids place" and "Ziņģu Nams" Riga, Latvia. Album is produced by David Field, Prāta Vētra, Ingars Viļums. Additional production by Ian Davenport and Steve Durand. Album artwork designed by Līga Kitchen.
Band sees the new single “Lantern” as kaleidoscopic view of themselves through producer's David Field binoculars: “During songwriting session in Hudson David had an idea each of us should take blank piece of paper and write down how we see ourselves as a band taking into account our past and visions about the future. Other day we spent reading them to David and he picked the ones he felt are special and interesting. Through this process the lyrics for “Lantern” was created”.
Musical material for the song came from Māris Mihelsons' demo tapes. Video is directed by the drummer Kaspars Roga who did visualised the idea of the song putting together scenes from band's and their friends' life: “Good song can not be damaged by the video – my main task was to make more vivid summer feeling the song carries. I also used video material we shot at the studios where album was recorded. This way the viewers can have a sneak peak of the creative and fun process we had recording new songs”.