Featuring the lead single “Dance” (out now) - an ELLE ‘Best New Song” selection for February and premiered by The Line of Best Fit with a stunning remix from Recue revealed today via NYLON), MMXII marks the group’s long-anticipated full-length following the band’s 2012 & 2013 breakout singles “Scars”, “Kisses”, and “Shadows”.
Delayed due to a confluence of events - a car crash, long-term injury, hard-won recovery, and on a happier note; the marriage of members Hanna Toivonen and Tommi Koskinen - MMXII is the love child of art, technology, literature, sound, and nature. It’s a letter from aliens to earth, a reflection of the era, of a ten-thousand-year puberty of the human mind.
“Dance is a song about life’s own prototypes in love, lust and humanity’s paradoxical ideals. Doors in black hallways, a dawn in the pitch black night, a violin march band on the deathbed of a thousand dreams, and the ashes of which new life can be born, the magic and beauty that require pain and compromise but can’t be found when looking for. Dance is a love song for the most obvious hiding under the surface. It is a comfort song for the life-sentenced. It is a calling song, for the risks worth taking.” - Phantom