BEHEMOTH frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski was recently asked by Metalshop on where he got the idea to use a children’s choir in the band’s latest single “God=Dog,” to which he replied:
“I stole that idea from Ryan Gosling – I don’t know if you know that actor. Not only is he a great actor, he’s also a great musician. He’s got his own band [Dead Man’s Bones]. I believe he’s got one record under his belt. It’s him, it’s very folky, it’s very like [Nergal‘s side project] Me and That Man, and he’s got all these kids choirs. That’s how I got inspired to use kids choir in Me and That Man. But then I thought, ‘Okay, Me and That Man, it came out really cool. I like it. But how about…?’
“Cause, to me, kids and their voices, it represents all the innocence of human nature, because kids are innocent, kids are clean. And just combining this with the whole ideology behind the song and combining kids choirs, incorporating it in such an extreme and crazy song, I thought, ‘Okay…’ That’s what I love in art the most – a lot of dynamics.”
“God=Dog” will be released on BEHEMOTH‘s upcoming 11th studio album “I Loved You at Your Darkest,” which is due out on October 5 via Nuclear Blast and Metal Blade Records.