Valo’s new song under the VV banner is dubbed “The Foreverlost” “yet another loud love song depicting the burlesque butoh between two world-weary souls,” Valo said in a statement. “All my Carmina Buranas and ‘could’ve should’ve would’ves’ rolled into a neat little Gordian knot of the gothic variety.”
And, of course, the song feels very HIM-like, which makes sense with Valo behind the reigns. Listen to the new song below.
In a recent interview with Kerrang, Valo talked about the lyrical inspiration behind the new album saying:
“I wouldn’t call it ‘suicidal’, but most of the stuff was written during the pandemic, and there weren’t many rays of sun hitting me. Everybody was in the mental gutter. Times were tough. This album was the kind of like the lifebuoy for me. It gave me a reason to wake up every morning and work on something else and try to shut the world outside. When I was working on the music, maybe it was selfish to a certain extent, but also it was a matter of survival.”
Ville Valo will release his debut solo album, Neon Noir, January 13th via Heartagram Records. Pre-orders can be found here.