Riverside have announced their first full-length studio album in almost five years. The band will release ID.Entity on January 20, 2023.
The first single [I’m Done With You] is about an anger and frustration! We live in times of anger and helplessness. In times dominated by big tech, populists, conspiracy theories, hatred, greedy corporations causing the planet and the human nature to die at an accelerated speed. We live in times when one country can attack another out of the blue just because they think they are more deserving of something. These days it’s simply hard to sing only about love, friendship and escapes into imaginary worlds. I wanted to go back to that sound a little bit, but mostly I wanted to go back to the sound that Riverside can achieve when we play live shows. Riverside live has more balls, and what defines us is the interaction between us and the audience: we’ve always forced people to sing, interact and clap.
Mariusz Duda began writing ID.Entity while on the tour for Wasteland. He took a break during the pandemic to focus on making his trilogy of solo albums, then returned to composing for Riverside in October 2021, the same month that the band released the single, Story Of My Dream. However, that song won’t reappear on the new record.
ID.Entity was tracked and mixed at Boogie Town Studio, Otwock, and Serakos Studio, Warsaw, in spring and summer this year. It is the first album recorded with Maciej Meller as Riverside’s full-time guitarist. Meller replaces Piotr Grudzinski, who died in 2016, aged just 40.
ID.Entity will be available in standard CD and digital formats as well as limited edition deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook, limited edition 2CD Mediabook and coloured vinyl.
Written by: p@x