Within Temptation Drop Epic New Single, The Purge

Listen to Within Temptation's new single tackling "self-reflection and a search for redemption".

Within Temptation Drop Epic New Single, The Purge
Emily Carter

Following the release of Entertain You earlier this year, Within Temptation have just unleashed another colossal new single, The Purge.

Vocalist Sharon den Adel explains that the Dutch symphonic metallers' latest effort "revolves around self-reflection and a search for redemption".

"No-one gets through life without scars or without inflicting them on others and there will always be moments in your life you start questioning your choices," she continues. "You start realising you've made mistakes, causing harm to not only others but also to yourself. To confess, to acknowledge and to accept these mistakes, can be a very painful process – however, unescapable when the burden becomes too heavy."

Read this: Within Temptation’s Sharon den Adel: “Sometimes I lose it, emotionally”

Speaking to Kerrang! about the band’s plans to release three standalone singles in 2020 (Entertain You, The Purge and another new track), Sharon revealed: “It’s something we’ve wanted to try for a long time already: to be able to share new music in a quicker way, instead of having wait two or three more years before an album comes out. Something sometimes feels better in the moment rather than having to wait a few years until the album comes out.”

When asked about the streaming world and if albums have perhaps lost a bit of impact these days, she said, “I think albums and streaming services are two different things; they serve a different purpose. One is more physical of course – you can read the lyrics and look at the artwork – and the other one is more direct, an easier way to access music. It doesn’t have to stand in the way of each other, as it services a different purpose in my opinion.”

Listen to The Purge below:

Catch Within Temptation and Evanescence on the Worlds Collide Tour at the following dates next year:

September 2021

8 Zurich, CH, Hallenstadion Zurich
9 Milan, IT, Mediolanum Forum Milan
11 Berlin, DE, Velodrom
12 Gliwice, PL, Arena Gliwice
14 Leipzig, DE, Quarterback Immobilien Arena
15 Hamburg, DE, Barclaycard Arena
17 Amsterdam, NL, Ziggo Dome
18 Amsterdam, NL, Ziggo Dome
20 Paris, FR, Accorhotels Arena
21 Düsseldorf, DE, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
22 Munich, DE, Zenith
24 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU, Rockhal
26 Frankfurt, DE, Festhalle
27 Brussels, BE, Palais 12
28 Brussels, BE, Palais 12
30 Glasgow, UK, The SSE Hydro Arena

October 2021

1 Leeds, UK, First Direct Arena
3 Birmingham, UK, Utilita Arena Birmingham
4 London, UK, The O2
7 Madrid, Spain, Palacio Vistalegre (Evanescence only)

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