Singaporean grindcore trio Wormrot has released a brand new single, “Weeping Willow,” along with a stunningly cinematic ‘Grieve Trilogy’ music video.
“Weeping Willow” tells the tale of a father who will do everything he can to protect his son, whether in this life or the next. The song introduces a new palette of sounds not often associated with grindcore, including nightmarish strings courtesy of 18-year-old violinist Myra Choo. This illustrates that Wormrot continues to push the boundaries of the genre with its most impressive offering to date.
To coincide with the release of “Weeping Willow,” Wormrot have also dropped a brand new music video, featuring not just one but three of the band’s brand new songs from their upcoming album ‘Hiss’. The ‘Grieve Trilogy’ which includes the tracks “Grieve, ” “Weeping Willow,” and “Voiceless Choir” pays homage to Asian cinema cult classics such as the ‘Female Prisoner Scorpion,’ and is a nod toward Singapore’s favorite crime shows.
As Wormrot guitarist Rasyid explains:
“Combining three songs to tell a single continuous story, this trilogy portrays the unnamed protagonist’s vengeance on the corrupt cops who plotted the murder of her lover. We pay tribute to ’70s Japanese crime movies and two of Singapore’s own TV series ‘Triple 9’ and ‘Crimewatch’ which we grew up watching.”
To celebrate this release, there will be a brand new range of merchandise available. You can pre-order the album now on CD, vinyl and cassette tape here: https://www.earache.com/
Photo Credit: Ryan Chang