The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara
Single | Released 6 November 2021
Official Video | Released 2 December 2021
The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara RELEASE new single, "The Prophet"
26 NOVEMBER 2021 (LONDON, UK) – The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara announce the release of their new single, The Prophet, today. The track is the second single from the duo's forthcoming second studio album Trust No Leaders, due 2022.
'The Prophet' is a tribute to Sylvia Plath's poem, Lady Lazarus. The song is told through the eyes of an advanced A.I robot who is “resurrected” like the biblical Lazarus, but this time with a destructive super-intelligence, wreaking havoc upon her human creators.The Prophet'' is a petition for the ethical use of Artificial Intelligence technologies in order to protect human consciousness and our existence as a species. According to TCOMAS:
"The events of the recent years have made us realise the vulnerability of human life and the fragility of society. Furthermore, the age of the advancement of new technologies is increasingly redefining what it means to be human. This song is an ominous reminder that if we are not careful, we might find ourselves with a technology that destroys the civilisation that invented it."
Hailed as “pioneers of a new form of expression” through the performance of poetry in music, The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS), are a UK-based duo comprising Daphne Ang (Singapore) and Andrea Papi (Italy) who came together in London in early 2020.
Their debut album Full Spectrum, released on 21 February 2021, fills a gap in music by bringing literature, theatre, and history, fusing rock and metal, with poetry performance.
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"THE PROPHET" OFFICIAL VIDEO
About The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS)
Hailed as “pioneers of a new form of expression” through the performance of poetry in music, The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS) are a UK-based duo comprising Daphne Ang (Singapore) and Andrea Papi (Italy) who came together in London in early 2020 to record their debut album, Full Spectrum, which they released on 26 February 2021. The duo draws inspiration from many sources stemming from Tool through to Kraftwerk and Russian Circles, as well as absorbing the poetry of Virginia Woolf and Jim Morrison in their lyrics and ‘poetry performance’. TCOMAS's music strives to fill a gap in music by bringing literature and history together into an arena where rock and metal meets electronica.Their musical and lyrical themes are very much rooted in the duo’s interests in classical literature and theatre, as well as in the fields of philosophy, history, and psychology.
Since their inception at the start of 2020, TCOMAS have managed to establish themselves as a formidable collaborative. To date, the duo have successfully produced seven very well-received music videos and singles, as well as unveiling their debut album, Full Spectrum. The band’s sixth single, Love in the Time of Pestilence, also graced many playlists including Spotify official playlist: Progressive Metal and The oTHERS.
The pair are already laying down plans for their sophomore album, which is due to arrive in 2022. The record is an invigorating expression of sheer outrage enflamed by the current global crisis. The new album reveals a more aggressive side of the band. Recorded this year at TCOMAS’ studio in Camden Town, London, the record is loaded with politically charged and satirical themes with lyrical content petitioning listeners to open their eyes to the grim realities of modern society and the darkness of human nature. Indicative of the duo’s incoming album, TCOMAS’s latest single, "Count The Dead", is a stark and brutal attack against world leaders and their gross neglect.
Trust No Leaders, the second studio album of The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara is expected to be released in 2022.