Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators Pain of Salvation have released the music video for "Reasons," the second single from In the Passing Light of Day. For the new record, the band worked with acclaimed producer Daniel Bergstrand who has worked with In Flames, Meshuggah and Strapping Young Lad. The album sees the band return to their heavier sound, featuring syncopated rhythms, glorious melodies and intensely personal themes.
Pain of Salvation's Daniel Gildenlöw checked in with the following comment about the lyrical themes of the new track:
"Lyrically the song is about the harshest lows of a long-term relationship, but also a dark satire about true and deep loyalty and love - the kind that will not perish in any flame but just come out twice as strong. It's like a long and true friendship - it can withstand a little bit of conflict, dislike, or even hate, every now and then through the year, without going out. At least if the conflicts are shared and mutual, brought out in the open and dealt with with courage and truth. So, at the surface, it may first seem like a lyric about hate, but as you delve deeper into the philosophy of it, and if you pay attention to the small lyrical signs towards the end, you'll understand that it is a story about a strong love."