VOLBEAT have released a new animated video for “Leviathan”, the latest single off the band’s seventh studio album, “Rewind, Replay, Rebound”. “Leviathan” was directed and animated by Steven Mertens and is based on a painting by Karsten Sand that originally appeared in the album artwork for “Rewind, Replay, Rebound”.
In “Leviathan”, frontman Michael Poulsen says he’s singing from the imagination of a young boy looking out of his bedroom window.
“He already has a feeling that the world can be an evil place, full of bad people,” Poulsen told Billboard. “He wants as a youngster to try to clean up the whole world, but he knows that he can’t do that. But he believes that he can contact Leviathan, the sea monster, and together they could clean up all the bad things.”
This past March, VOLBEAT’s “Die To Live” topped the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart. The song was the group’s eighth Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1, breaking the band out of a tie with U2 for the most No. 1s by an act based outside of North America, dating to the chart’s 1981 inception.
“Rewind, Replay, Rebound” was released last August via Republic Records. The album was produced by longtime collaborator Jacob Hansen and co-produced by VOLBEAT’s Rob Caggiano and Michael Poulsen.