Finland’s melodic metal act WEIGHTLESS WORLD released earlier this year an ambitious and actor filled music video with their single Initiate Restart. Now, the five-piece group has again released new material: Speedrun is a heads-on metal song about perseverance.
“The origin of the song is actually a Drum and Bass track I was experimenting with. That track ended up also remaining as an experiment, but I saved the main lead in the intro as I thought that it would make a much better metal song. While tracking the demos, we got inspired by a style of “modern Swedish metal arrangement” as we like to call it and ended up finishing the song only in couple of hours while having fun and embracing many clichés”, says the bassist Tino Kantoluoto.
Speedrun is, as the name suggests, a fast-paced song, but it still contains a few twists. The drummer Kari Rannila was not inquired about his preferences for the tempo, as the song BPM was rather just announced:
“The boys just told me ‘sorry about the tempo of this’ when they presented the song to me. Otherwise it has power and a great catchy chorus, but I really need to get my legs working for it” Rannila laughs.
Guitarist Valtteri Viinikka praises the lead vocalist Perttu Korhonen for his vocal performance in the studio and also the lyrics he wrote. Inspired by the infamous video game Dark Souls, the lyrics portray the perseverance in many levels:
“From grinding in a video game to a modern day real-life grind on working towards what you want. I would love to hear the song in a sports event or even have it as an entrance song for an athlete or a team before a match” says Viinikka.
Weightless World’s debut album the End of Beginning was released in 2019. The next full length album is set to release next Fall.
Listen to the single on music services: https://push.fm/fl/ww-speedrun
- Lyrics by Perttu Korhonen
- Music by Tino Kantoluoto, Juuso Oinonen, Valtteri Viinikka
- Recorded and Mixed by Tuomas Kokko at Electric Fox Studios
- Mastered by Joni Vanhanen
Weightless World is:
Perttu Korhonen – Lead vocals
Valtteri Viinikka – Growls & backing vocals, guitar
Juuso Oinonen – Backing vocals, guitar
Tino Kantoluoto – Bass guitar
Kari Rannila – Drums