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  • Into A Circle Releases New Song “Mercenaries”

  • London-based new wave duo Into A Circle, consisting of Paul 'Bee' Hampshire and Barry Jepson, is back last year after their 33 years hiatus.
    Paul Hampshire said, “Baz and I have started recording together again as In2a0. The initial plan was to record the songs we performed live but had never recorded in the studio. Impassioned by the process, the third mind awoke, and we started writing new songs together.”
    On March 12, 2022, the duo released a new song “Mercenaries” along with a music video.
    The track was originally written in the mid-80s with themes of literature, philosophy and religion. “'Mercenaries' is about the power of the word and how books can shape a person, and their ideals, in both constructive ways and destructive ways,” Paul Hampshire said. “As a young child, I attended a very religious school where each kid was given a personal bible. In the beginning, was the word! In my mid-teens, I put down the bible and picked up books by Brion Gysin and William Burroughs, whose mission was to cut up, rub out the word, lift the veil and explore the power and message behind the word.”
  • The video was directed by a longtime friend of the band, Mark Jordan. Paul Hampshire said, “Burroughs and Gysin showed me that there were different doors to perceive and grasp alternative interpretations but Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and the people around them, like Peter Christopherson and David Tibet, took me through those doors. The photograph of Robert De Grimston appears because the writings of the Process Church still thrill and confound me as much as the writings in the Old Testament do.”
    The song will appear on their upcoming album, which is expected to be released this fall.


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  • source : Apple Music
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