Arkadia releases music video for new single “Head in the Clouds”

Arkadia Head in the Clouds single cover
The first single and music video from Finnish melodic metal band Arkadia’s upcoming third album bears the name “Head in the Clouds”. The song originates from the more energetic and joyful end of the upcoming album, musically taking the band back to its roots of clean vocals and rambling guitar and keyboard melodies.

“Head in the Clouds” is also the first release, in which the lead singer of the band is the founding member Mikko Järvenpää (previously on lead guitars and backing vocals) and second guitars by Heikki Haapanen.
Watch the music video for “Head in the Clouds” below.
Listen to the single on Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music and Tidal.

First single from upcoming album “Master of Fears”, “Head in the Clouds” video was directed and shot by Tuomas Kaisti. Editing, color grading and effects by Kaisti as well. The video was shot on April 19th, 2019 at Sompasaari in Helsinki, Finland. “Head in the Clouds” song & lyrics by Mikko Järvenpää, arranged and performed by Arkadia.
“The journey from the world of childhood to adult life is long and rocky. "Master of Fears" recaps the trials and lessons of my own life, from self-created fears towards the joy of life. It’s only natural that during the process I became the lead singer besides the guitar playing. "Head in the Clouds" is an expression of the enthusiasm and energy that rushed years ago as I emerged from my small countryside home village towards the big world and as the opportunities and trolls of life began to unfold. Both mine and Arkadia’s path has been pushed by wicked ambition and the need to succeed. This song tells about the blessing and the curse of this two-edged sword. It remains to be seen which one this song is for its listener!”, says Mikko.
Since 2003, Arkadia has created melodic metal in its own terms, thrown 130 gigs in Finland and the Baltic States, and released two full-length albums in 2014 (“Unrelenting”) and 2016 (“Aspirations & Reality”), both typically reviewed as “good” or “excellent” in European and American media. In the spring of 2019, the band released its third album, “Master of Fears”, which includes 10 tracks that will take you deeper and further into Arkadia’s diverse world, where melodic, energetic and melancholic elements combine with clean and growl vocals. The band’s most influential influences have come from the Scandinavian death metal (including Sentenced and Soilwork), the more recent American metal (including Killswitch Engage), and the 80s British heavy metal (Iron Maiden).
Mikko Järvenpää - Vocals, guitars, keyboards
Vesa Ala-Louvesniemi - Bass
Heikki Haapanen - Guitars
Mikael Leinonen - Drums