KALIYUGA is the fifth full-length effort from the group, and is set to arrive on Friday August 7. The band recently shared their first new single in three years ‘Worldwide Suicide’, which was accompanied by an environmental campaign to plant a tree for each 1,000 views the video received. They’ve also shared a video for brand new single ‘Son Of A Witch’ – watch it below.
In Hearts Wake have calculated that the recording process of KALIYUGA added up to being around 26.37 tonnes of CO2e, which they’ve totally offset through purchasing carbon credits in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor of Western Australia. The physical editions of the band’s new album will also be manufactured and packaged with totally recycled and non-plastic materials.
In a statement released alongside the news of KALIYUGA today, frontman Jake Taylor detailed the efforts that the band went to to ensure their environmental footprint was minimised when recording the album. “During the recording process we measured every power socket, counted every light, pound of freight, food consumption, driving mile and airfare taken. We were then able to find the total carbon footprint and offset it by supporting a rewilding project in Australia on First Nations land.
“Our mission to help support and sustain life on earth has made us realise that less is more. Many industries are evolving, and as musicians we feel it’s time to do our part. It’s been challenging to navigate the retail hurdles, find sustainable materials and successful companies that embody our ethos, but through a bit of research we’ve discovered that there are many solutions out there.”
In Hearts Wake’s new album KALIYUGA arrives on Friday August 7 – preorder it here.