Sweden’s celebrated progressive rock band Beardfish has released its eighth album, +4626-Comfortzone, in North America this week on the InsideOut. The album is available in two formats, a 2CD jewel case and digital download.
The physical version includes a captivating 13-song survey of the band’s archives in The Early Years CD that offers never-before-heard material spanning 2002 to 2007.
“The comfort zone is the invisible protective suit of negative thinking, almost like an entity of itself,” says Beardfish singer, keyboardist and guitarist Rikard. “It’s been with you since birth: your parents and your teachers and your friends and your neighbors all teaching you the way the world works – this is how it is and will be and there’s nothing you can do about it. The negative vibe is like a voice living inside of you, a companion through life. With time you start to like that voice and the place it takes you to: your comfort zone. I’m so sick and tired of it and I want to address it and maybe in that way start to work my way out of it.”