Danish post-punk band Marching Church have shared a new single Heart of Life, off the band’s forthcoming album Telling It Like It Is (out October 28 via Sacred Bones).
Once the solo project of Iceage frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Marching Church is now a full-blown band featuring members of great Copenhagen outfits like Iceage, Choir of Young Believers, Hand of Dust and Lower.
This new single is a bit of a departure from the previous material released for this project, but the stylistic shift pays off in the phenomenal instrumentation done here.
Far from the noisier, dark punk repertoire these players are known for in their respective bands, Heart of Life is very smooth and technical, like a jam rock cut imbued with a bit of lounge swagger.
More notable is the change in Bender Rønnenfelt’s vocal delivery, which is much more melodic and prone to cadence than his signature crooning for Iceage.
While he is an impressive lyricist it is nice to see him show a bit more versatility with this project.
What started as a great side project has become a formidable band on Sacred Bones’ already impressive roster.
If this is part of the band’s new direction with this album, then this is the start of a great new chapter for them.
Watch the video for Heart of Life below: