TESSERACT have released their new single and lyric video 'Smile', coinciding with their North American tour with Megadeth and Meshuggah.
Listen to 'Smile' here: http://tesseractband.co.uk
Purchase or stream 'Smile' here: https://tesseract.lnk.to/smile
Vocalist Daniel Tompkins explains the lyrical concept & inspiration behind the song:
"Lyrically ‘Smile’ carries a strong and forward sense of irony as we explore and darkest side of the human condition. The song will witness the manifestation of an ’entity’. Consciousness survives through constant manipulation only to propagate pessimism and hopelessness. Our entity observes, consumes and evolves, bearing witness to human existence, mimicking our presence in colossal form."
Recorded at both 4D Sound Studios, Brighton and Celestial Sound Studios, Notts UK and produced by Acle Kahney during late spring this year 'Smile' is described by the band as their most collaborative track of recent times.
Bassist Amos Williams explains further:
“We chose this track as although it is part of a greater theme, and is in fact towards the end of a story arc, it stands alone very well. We have a solid idea of where we would like to take this track on the next album as it is in no way finished. It is merely one step in a journey. The verses and choruses stand very far apart from each other. There is a tension we wished to build through a minimalist approach, with small phrases that repeat against accompanying parts of different lengths. These undulate, seemingly getting lost against the nonconventional phrasing of the drums. All this is nothing new to TesseracT fans, but this time we have looked to really align the lyrical and musical messages. “
After building up a rabid and loyal fanbase across North America with their previous tours with the Devin Townsend Project, Gojira and multiple headline runs the band are stateside again for a monumental tour with Megadeth & Meshuggah.
Guitarist James Monteith comments:
“We couldn't be more excited about going back to the US, the shows are always amazing out there and the fans are some of our most enthusiastic and loyal. There's also the added bonus of touring with two of the most important metal bands ever! Megadeth and Meshuggah are major boundary pushers in the genre and we're massive fans of them both, so it's a real honour to share a stage with them. And not to forget Lilake who are doing some cool things too, so all in all, it's going to be the highlight of our year”
TesseracT will also perform at this year's ArcTanGent Festival.