Love is Dead, Kerli's debut album is undoubtedly dark both thematically and lyrically. It touches on topics such as a dying relationship, depression, anxiety, and emotional fragility. Kerli's image during the album's era was also gritty, somewhat strange and even scary at times.
Today, this question arose in my head: "Will Shadow Works be darker than Love is Dead", not just in a thematical sense, but also lyrically, image-wise and production-wise.
I think it could go either way to be honest since we don't currently know how the entire album will sound. However, it seems her image this era is going to be dark, really dark. The Savages single cover is full of black, same with the album cover. And while "Savages" isn't exactly the scariest song out there, its production isn't very happy either.
Thematically, I don't think Shadow Works will be darker than Love is Dead, as Kerli herself was in a very dark place mentally while the album was being written and recorded.
I personally think it's going to be a mix of Love is Dead and Utopia, not too dark but not that light and fluffy.
I'm incredibly excited for the album, as it'll be Kerli's first studio effort in almost 6 years and her first actual studio album in 10 years.
What do you guys think? Will Shadow Works be darker than Love is Dead or not?