Within Temptation Released 'Don't Pray For Me,' Their First Song Of 2022. This Is a Heavy-Sounding And Serious-Sounding Song That Raises Social Issues

Within Temptation Released 'Don't Pray For Me,' Their First Song Of 2022. This Is a Heavy-Sounding And Serious-Sounding Song That Raises Social Issues
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Within Temptation, vocalist Sharon den Adel spoke about the single:

"Don't Pray For Me stands against the imposition of beliefs and fears on other people and is about acceptance of every path.

It's a hymn about how beliefs can change, be numerous, or, be honest, different. It's a song about letting people follow their own destiny."

Members of Within Temptation believe that in our time, cultures and beliefs are mixed with each other, but injustice and intolerance continue to rule the world.

In their opinion, social problems and the rapid growth of secondary beliefs have led to fear, fragmentation, and misunderstanding.

It is possible that "Don't Pray For Me" will appear on the band's upcoming eighth album, slated for a 2023 release. The name and exact release date of the disc are currently unknown.

In April, Sharon den Adel revealed that the musicians were working on new material and that they had already had two songwriting sessions by that time.

According to the singer, they will have a lot of good music and everything interesting.

Within Temptation's latest album, Resist was released in 2019. In 2020 they released the tracks "Entertain You" and "The Purge," and in 2021, they released the single "Shed My Skin," a duet with the German band Annisokay.

Whether these songs will be included in the tracklist of the new album has not yet been reported.

After the release of Resist, Sharon den Adel was also featured on Saint Asonia's "Sirens," Evanescence's "Use My Voice," and Asking Alexandria's "Faded Out."

Within Temptation released the music video for "Entertain You," which expressed support for people who do not fit into the "standards of society."

The group's vocalist, Sharon den Adel, gave an interview to Kerrang magazine.

She said that the best way to explain the meaning of the song is to show how society treats unusual people. They are perceived as a source of entertainment, and this is completely wrong.

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