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  • The Longing - How Do You Know (Official Video)

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    Pounding boldly off the back of their world anthem for International Women’s Day 2017, LA based band, The Longing return with their new single, ‘How Do You Know’ simultaneously released alongside their highly anticipated album of all-original songs entitled ‘Tales of Torment’. ‘How Do You Know’ is a gritty bitter-sweet progressive-rock track which brandishes the pain of heartbreak defiantly on the tip of its powerful musical sword. With previous singles scooping countless radio airplay in the UK and 18 countries worldwide, plus UK Record of the Week, as well as numerous TV and movie slots including MTV, The Cannes Film Festival and a score for William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, there’s no doubt that The Longing are stamping an indelible print into the prog/rock music scene.

    ‘How Do You Know’ begs the question of knowing when to stop, give up and walk away. The track sets the scene of a heartbreak, but the sentiment behind the words apply to any area of our lives. From the outset, troubled, tumbling drum beats catapult the listener into an unsettled juxtaposition of torment; powerful and potent, yet somehow mapping out a confused inner struggle. ‘How Do You Know’ sets the tone and delivers the feeling before the crystalline vocals of Laura Bradley unfold expertly crafted lyrics which add the color to the canvass of trouble sketched out boldly by the beat. Every now and again we have the unsettling experience that a question we’ve been asking has already been answered. The decision looming on the horizon is already made; the fork in the road is illuminated with a bright red “go here” arrow. And yet it feels like the tether to our mooring has come inexplicably undone. We check our heart.... and what we find is that the drama is over, the extremes are missing, the pain has softened and we are beginning to breathe again. The fallout might be emptiness, but in that emptiness, we are left with the feeling that nothing is wrong. And we know. It is over. It is time to pack up the emotional baggage and be done. Move on. In the absence of suffering comes the quiet answer to our question. ‘How Do You Know’ encapsulates that emotion within a raw, gritty prog/rock tale of angst.
    iTunes: http://radi.al/talesoftorment

    Credits:
    The Longing:
    Laura Bradley Vocals
    Michael Wallace Bass
    John Huldt Guitars
    Mashadi Mohammed Guitars
    Tom Plumb Drums

    Music & Lyrics: Laura Bradley (BMI)
    Produced by: John Huldt & Michael Wallace
    Arranged by: John Huldt
    Tango Dancers: Ruta Maria & Marcos Questas
    Directed by: Carmella Cardina & Flint
    Director of Photography: Austin Smoaks
    Hair & Makeup: Leslie Rodriguez
    Photography: Mathias Fau
    Astroetic Studios - John Haloosim
    Produced by: Flock of Kittens Show less
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