New song and video Tesseract

Tesseract's new album Sonder is out on April 20 and they're about to make you feel a whole range of emotions with their new song and video “King.”

image - see following caption
Photo: fb

Vocalist and lyricist Daniel Tompkins says the song is essentially about picking and choosing your battles, and trying to enjoy life: “Far too often we find ourselves lead into conflict and inner turmoil. Life is surely a battle, history has a bad habit of repeating itself, and when living with the constraints of an onerous life, it's easy to overlook the greatest gift we've ever received: life itself.”

Sonder adds significant firepower to the band's arsenal, blending the harsh abrasiveness of One (2011) and progressive ethereal elements of Altered State (2013) with the accessibility of Polaris (2015). Sonder is streamlined, honest and direct with all the trademark TesseracT dreamy atmospherics and bending grooves. Singer and lyricist Daniel Tompkins explains the concept behind the new song: “King explores the notion that history is repeating itself. Dominated by patriarchal societies, we find ourselves being lead into disempowerment, corruption and war. The song also focusses on the inner turmoils of living with the constraints of an onerous life.” The video was shot in a snowy Wisconsin following a brutal storm, to which bassist Amos adds “We have been very lucky to work with two cinematographers of such vision and quality as Kyle and Steven. We gave them free reign with the creation of the first storyboard. They chose to explore the theme of claustrophobia and how fear can control our lives. Using a luminary figure as a beacon of hope and escape for the characters.”

image - see following caption
Photo: metallum