Just a week before the biggest concert in the band‘s history, which will be held on June 11th in the largest park of Lithuania’s capital Vilnius, ba. released another musical gem called "Purvo Gerkle". It’s the second single from their upcoming album and apparently is dedicated to a specific group of people.
"A throat full of dirt is similar to swearing, and fights or arguments can be likened to “throwing dirt at one another”. I dedicate this song to those who are now below ground and to people who are drowning in depression and social media", says the frontman of the band Benas Aleksandravičius.
The single is from ba. upcoming album: “It was important for us to let the album breathe through music”, explains Benas. The fact that he spent a lot of time by the Lithuanian seaside, where he wrote most of the lyrics for the band‘s new songs, has undoubtedly had plenty to do with this desire:
"Getting away from it all and looking at everything from a distance brought up all sorts of questions and images”, he explained and added about another massive influence on the new album, “For the first time, we joined forces with producer, and composer Domas Strupinskas – it was my dream to work with him”.
Recently, ba. presented their first single from the new album, a song called "Šokis". Along with this release, the band has announced signing a contract with Sony Music Entertainment. Interestingly, "Šokis" became the first Lithuanian single released under the name of the global record company: "Sony Music trusts us to be who we are and whom we want to be", says Benas.
When asked if this significant new partnership will lead to new music written in English, Benas does not hesitate to answer: "Just like a decade ago, I'm still in the same mindset now - with ba. I will only write Lithuanian lyrics. And the fact that singing in Lithuanian also resonates with foreign listeners only further proves that music is an international language.”
The new music and a large bulk of the older hits from ba. will soon be heard live. In addition to the album’s launch, "ba." has thrown themselves into another grandiose challenge this year - to stage a gig in the biggest park of the Lithuanian capital, Vingis Park. Save the date - June 11th.
"I am only now beginning to realize the scale of this concert. It will enter Lithuanian rock history. For more than 10 years, no other Lithuanian band has performed a solo show in Vingis Park," says the frontman.