MESSA share moving new single 'Dark Horse'

Inching closer to the arrival of their highly anticipated, forward thinking full-length.


On March 11th, Svart Records will roll the red carpet out for Messa Close, a spellbinding work of unfolding textures and cinematic scope. 2018's Feast For Water set a high mark for the Italian unit and judging by today's arrival of new single Dark Horse, that mark will be met, if not exceeded. It's a slow burning affair that is at times at haunting and at times electrifying, traversing through different sonic terrain in transcendental fashion.

Messa comment on the track:


"Every song on “Close” has its precise time frame as the whole creative process lasted for almost one year and a half. 'Dark Horse' was the last song we created and it was completed literally just one week before entering the studio. It’s the most instinctual and visceral song of the album. Its sound is reminiscent of 80’s dark/post punk vibes like no other song on the record."

They add:


“‘Dark Horse’ is an English term often used to describe somebody who keeps their secrets well hidden: very little is known about them but they unexpectedly succeed in something. In ancient cultures, a black horse was the representation of intuitive nature, and symbolized human creatures in the dream realm. This song describes a precise moment of anxiety which is now trapped in the sands of time forevermore."


Stream Dark Horse below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.