‘LAKESIDE X’ releases single “RISING” with a video from Berlin and announce new album name “LOVE DISAPPEARS” Discover that the 14th March in Formula Indie
The Prague’s synthpop act LAKESIDE X has made a comeback last December with the release of
Fire in the Sky, the first single after 11 years since their last studio album.
The band now announces 2nd single in a lead up to a full album later this year with the renowned
German producer Daniel Myer (Haujobb, Liebknecht, Covenant, Architect) at the helm.
The single, titled “RISING”, delivers a powerful upbeat synth hymn with a chorus that will certainly
burn into your memory. With the release of “RISING” the band has also ended a drought of their
music videos that lasted for more than a decade. The trio Janne Marvannen, Robert Broj and Igor
Dvorsky have taken to the streets of Berlin to shoot a completely self-produced music video with a
few very special cameo appearances.
“This was the first track that Janne demoed to us and also the first track we started our collaboration
with Daniel on. I knew right from the start, that this was going to be a single”, says Robert Broj, the
“I wandered through the streets of Berlin, headphones on my ears and listening to Nick Cave, David
Bowie, U2, Depeche Mode – all those giants, who recorded their fundamental albums in Berlin – and
I wrote glimpses of thoughts that would later become song lyrics. Somewhere there, in the middle of
cold nights of November 2019, shortly before the circumstances were about to lock us at home for a
long time, I have decided to work on new things for Lakeside X, on new songs about a journey, about
disappearing from this world, about falling down and rising up from the ashes and about new hopes.
I wanted to shoot the video just in Berlin, and by doing that we could, in a symbolic way, pay a tribute
to all those, who went this path before us and to whom we owe a lot.” (Janne Marvannen)
Along with this release the band also reveals name of their upcoming album – “Love Disappears”.
It is only fitting to announce the album name with release of “RISING” as it is directly inspired by
the lyrics of the latest single. There’s still plenty of work on the new record and the band is
meticulously working every detail. It’s not a cheap endeavor and to help with funding the whole
project a crowdfunding campaign was launched with tons of exclusives, unreleased material,
artwork or even a lifetime access to any and all of their upcoming live appearances.
“This time we are going full electronic-synth way. “Rising” is a “flagship” track for us. This is
Lakeside X in 2022. It’s a story that can be purely personal but also it’s a story of a band, that has
risen from the ashes and it’s stronger than ever before. The video to the single contains apart from
many pop-cultural references on our famous colleagues, also remarkable amount of mixing present
and past. We are a band coming from the country that once was part of the Eastern block, we all do
remember the Wall, cold war, state police agents and the atmosphere of fear that ruled our homelands.
The divided Berlin was a symbol of this time and of it all. At the same time it was a place where at
that time, Bowie, Cave or DM created something that inspired not just us, but a whole generation of
artists. We tried to concentrate this all into the video, and for us, Berlin is and always will be a city,
that has risen from the ashes and is a never-ending inspiration for everyone”, says Janne Marvannen.
“RISING” single release also comes with a remix from English songwriter, producer and front man
of one of the most respected contemporary bands in the synthpop genre – Mesh – Mark Hockings.
Mark (as Blackcarburning) has put a completely different twist on to the track which could almost
be considered an alternative version of the track. It introduces the song in an interesting interpretation
combining vocal synthesizers and symphonic sounds. The single package is topped with an
atmospheric b-side “Destiny”, which may remotely resemble what could happen if The Beatles from
the Revolver era visited Los Angeles of year 2019 and met some Blade Runners chasing replicants.