Charlotte Wessels: album includes a tribute to Sophie Lancaster
Dutch symphonic rockers Delain are set to release their third album We Are The Others on June 4 via Roadrunner Records.
“Getting We Are The Others recorded has been a challenging process,” Delain vocalist Charlotte Wessels admits. “However, I’m absolutely sure that it forced the best out of us. I’m in love with so many of the tracks on this record.”
The album’s title track is an anthem for outsiders, with the lyrics being inspired by the hate crime against Sophie Lancaster in 2007. Sophie and her boyfriend were beaten comatose by a gang of youths, simply because of their goth look. She later died from her injuries (more info at http://sophielancasterfoundation.com).
Wessels states: “Sophie’s story hit close to home for us, being part of a subculture ourselves, but it’s in no way an individual case. People are discriminated against all the time, to the point of violence, based on their cultural or ethnic background. We Are The Others is our own ‘outsiders’ anthem’ for everybody who, deliberately or not, diverts from the norm. Whether by looking different, acting different, or choosing a different path in life than is expected from you.”
The full tracklisting for We Are The Others is as follows:
CD – 1. Mother Machine (4:34) 2. Electricity (4:14) 3. We Are The Others (3:17) 4. Milk and Honey (4:26) 5. Best Shot (3:59) 6. I Want You (4:52) 7. Where Is The Blood (feat. Burton C Bell) (3:16) 8. Generation Me (3:43) 9. Babylon (4:06) 10. Are You Done With Me (3:05) 11. Get The Devil Out Of Me (3:20) 12. Not Enough (4:43)
Special edition Digipack CD as above, plus bonus tracks – 13. The Gathering (live) 14. Control The Storm (live) 15. Shattered (live) 16. Sleepwalkers Dream (live)