Richard Kruspe of German heavy metal band Rammstein has announced his fourth album under the rock project name Emigrate called The persistence of Memory, which will be released on November 5. The persistence of Memory takes its name from Salvador Dali’s iconic painting, which is one of the most famous surrealist paintings in popular culture.
Much like the art movement, “You Can’t Run Away” is equally puzzling, alternating between eclectic black and white visuals that show Kruspe on a sofa in a zebra pen, and on a swan boat and color video by the artist in a room full of machines and on a motorcycle. The track is a standard rock affair, with straightforward rock progressions that morph into a catchy chorus led by Kruspe’s anthemic vocals and the instrument’s sinister undertones. The album’s other single and music video, “Freeze My Mind,” has a similar alternative rock style, which sees Kruspe in a room filled with mirrors.
Emigrate has been active since 2007, releasing their self-titled debut album in 2008, which was followed by Silent so long in 2014. His most recent studio album A million degrees released in 2018, which builds on the sonic style and intimacy with which Kruspe designed Silent so long.
“I really want to have the freedom to collaborate with different people and explore different types of music,” Kruspe explained of A Million Degrees, “to express myself as both a writer and a singer away from the deadlines. , deadlines and other such restrictions. The idea is to keep experimenting and keep challenging myself. Besides, Emigrate works organically, so musicians can come and go, and that’s okay when even, it’s positive… ”