Amor Fati – Shape Of Water

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  • Artist:   Shape of Water
    Release Date:   October 28, 2022
    Format:   Album (Full Length)
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    Catalog No:   ECLP 95802
    Label:   Eclipse Records
    UPC:   638647958028

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  • Producer(s):   Rox Capriotti, Luca De Falco

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Amor Fati by Shape Of Water

The new album by Shape Of Water is titled, Amor Fati, Latin for “Love of Fate,” alluding to Nietzsche and the philosophy of determinism which would imply that destiny is already written and we must embrace the meaninglessness of our free will. Furthermore, this aesthetic (and rocking) masterpiece delivers a poignant message about isolation as a swansong, speaking to the awesome potential of humankind as we ironically and tragically blend into one another. We wear masks of balance and hope, yet death makes us dust that slips away in the wind. We create powerful machines and build monuments of hope, but we lose ourselves in the process. Musically, the album is as diverse as it is sonically pleasing. Instead of guitar power chords used for punch and dynamics, Shape of Water employs tactical low-toned synths in a fashion similar to John Carpenter utilizing what he called “stingers,” lending impact and potency to the given Michael Meyers sighting. On the mid and high end, the band delivers various styles of expressive, elegant and dynamic keyboards: delicate and refined and soaring and bold. Guitars are used tastefully, so smoothly at times that one might mistake them for keyboards and visa-versa, and the vocals are what Salieri, in the film Amadeus, called an “absolute beauty.” Amor Fati by Shape Of Water was released on October 28, 2022.

Press Quotes & Highlights

  • “This is Shape of Water’s new song Starchild… I love it, and I hope you do too” BBC Introducing Lancashire
  • (9/10) “it’s as though Queen and Muse had a baby and it is attention grabbing with the potential to blow up” – GBHBL
  • (8.2/10) “If you love the frills bands like Muse, Radiohead and Coldplay bring to the table, well you will love this album” Therapy Through A Lens
  • (8/10) “I can see this band going VERY far in the next few years. They’re unique for sure”Overtone Mag
  • “reminds me of the shimmering excitement I felt when first discovering Muse”Paper Blog
  • (8.5/10) “even more ideas & influences than their previous album, great songs that never seem commercial”Rock Castle Franken
  • “I like these sounds, arrangements and beautiful melodies on Amor Fati”Concert Monkey
  • More coming soon…