Of Monsters & Men Release 'I of the Storm' Lyric Video

(Radio.com) Following the release of first single "Crystals," Of Monsters & Men are back with a new taste of their sophomore album: "I of the Storm." The new song, uploaded via a lyric video to their YouTube page Tuesday (April 28), finds the Icelandic band taking an atmospheric, slow-building approach.

Performing the lyric video karaoke-style is Danish actor and MAC makeup artist Atli Freyr Demantur, whose facial expressions are so powerful, even the smallest muscles in his face can be seen twitching with emotion. With makeup like a Las Vegas show girl and the fragility of a wounded animal, Demantur brings each of Hilmarsdóttir's words and breaths to life.

"I am a stranger/ I am an alien," Hilmarsdottir sings over drum corp percussion and echoing reverb. Eventually, the track gains more of a pulse, rising toward a denouement that comes in the form of falling action, a lilting piano finishing off the song.

"I of the Storm" is the second song shared from Beneath the Skin, Of Monsters & Men's followup to 2012's My Head Is an Animal. Read more and watch the video here.

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