Echo Award-nominated masters of German folk rock, SUBWAY TO SALLY, will release their 14th studio album Himmelfahrt [en: Ascension] on March 24, 2023 via Napalm Records.
Since the beginning of their career, the band has explored the various abysses of the human soul, as well as celebrated its great successes.
Himmelfahrt now marks a turning point: with "hope" being the leitmotif of the new album.
Confidence is celebrated, which cannot exist without bitterness in the face of current world events.
With Himmelfahrt, SUBWAY TO SALLY prove that even after 30 years as a band, they are still fresh, relevant and innovative.
True to the motto ""never back, always ahead"" from ""Leinen Los"", the Germans deliver a musical work of the highest quality.
Stellar arrangements, profound lyrics, often rousing yet sometimes restrained melodies, as well as a constant drive forward characterize SUBWAY TO SALLY's new songs.
Sometimes loud, sometimes quiet, but always peppered with the trademarks that have been familiar for decades, the band heralds a new beginning.
The band states: "The songwriting for Himmelfahrt began long before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, just shortly after the release of our last album Hey! (2019), which in retrospect seems prophetic and depressing in the face of international pandemics and wars." For the first time, in the face of all of this bleakness, the band had to face the hard truth of asking themselves, "Is this not an appropriate time to celebrate hope?" So, sadly, the initial new album material was disposed of, as the band took the stance of, "Hope is fuel for the future." SUBWAY TO SALLY: "Many songs on the new album are about departure and journey; about reaching out to others to lead them from their darkest depths in hopes of rising above - all the while knowing that current world events, however, put this hope to the most severe test.
Thus details the downtrodden bitterness that clouds hope.
Even God has to have his say on the album, to vent his disappointment with his own work." Fans can look forward to future hits like ""Was Ihr Wollt"", ""Leinen Los"" and ""Weit ist das Meer"", as Himmelfahrt adds another great work to the impressive discography of SUBWAY TO SALLY!