Announces Forthcoming Third Studio Album
Into The Unknown out 2024
Grammy Award-winning, Ivor Novello-nominated live electronic trio NERO returns with ‘Truth’, the first single off their highly-anticipated third studio album Into The Unknown, due out 2024.
It’s been nearly a decade since NERO headlined Coachella’s Outdoor Stage (2015) where they premiered their second studio album Between II Worlds. Since then, the band has turned their focus towards their side projects and personal lives, playing few live shows, and releasing one track in 2018. Into The Unknown marks a significant return for the trio, and the closing chapter in NERO’s album trilogy, which began with the chart topping, Platinum selling and Grammy winning Welcome Reality (2011).
NERO’s time away has not dimmed demand or expectation around a band that always pushed through the limits of electronic music. The musicality, live ambition and cinematic scale that elevated NERO far beyond the confines of the clubbing landscape from which they emerged, feels more essential than ever.
‘Truth’ was the first track created for Into The Unknown, written four years ago, and acts as a gateway into the concluding chapter of the NERO trilogy, taking listeners full circle, beyond the post-apocalyptic future of the first two albums, into the deep cosmos and whatever may come next for humanity.
‘Truth’ perfectly captures the brutality and beauty of NERO, the ethereal quickly supplanted by the ecstatic. A propulsive track, underpinned by a sample of Amanda Palmer reading Neil Gaiman’s The Mushroom Hunters, a poem that tackles themes essential to NERO – motherhood, scientific reverence, the past and the future and humanities capacity for creation and destruction.
Apropos to the band’s roots – the UK jungle and drum & bass of the 90s and early 00s that served as their inspirational foundation – Into The Unknown pushes NERO forward on their singular journey, even as they reference their origins. With 2024 commemorating 20 years of NERO, the arrival of their impending album marks the final piece of their epic trilogy.