Dutch stars Within Temptation have released a new single called “The Purge”. Listen to it below.
Earlier this year in May, the band released the first stand-alone single “Entertain You”, now followed by “The Purge”. Speaking to Metal Hammer, the vocalist Sharon den Adel revealed: “We’re going to release a few singles every year – at least this year and next year, and then we’re going to drop the album.” She continued: “It’s more about giving our fans something new every few months. It’s just different from how most people are doing it. We just wanted to give people new music earlier than they expected from us, and there is more to come.” And the goal is to release at least three singles before another full-length.
The band describes the single as “a heavy kick ass song with that old school Within Temptation vibe .” Sharon on the meaning of the song: “‘The Purge’ revolves around self-reflection and a search for redemption. No one gets through life without scars or without inflicting them on others and there will always be moments in your life you start questioning your choices. You start realizing you’ve made mistakes, causing harm to not only others but also to yourself. To confess, to acknowledge and to accept these mistakes, can be a very painful process – however, unescapable when the burden becomes too heavy.”