Montréal rock band SUUNS introduced the discharge of their upcoming album, The Witness, which is about for September 3 through Joyful Noise Recordings. They shared the lead single from the LP, “Witness Safety,” together with a music video for the observe.
“Minding my very own enterprise/I noticed it from a distance,” frontman Ben Shemie begins the only, singing with digitally-manipulated vocals. A keyboard half blinks repetitively whereas bassist Max Henry and drummer Liam O’Neil preserve a good rhythm beneath for a lot of the recording. Shimmering guitar chords are available later within the track whereas Shemie sings the late-song chorus, “I would like witness safety, I do/And I do know that you simply’ve seen it too.”
The music video hints at a attainable that means for the track by displaying actress Pauline Benguigui staring blankly whereas a tv flashes vague photographs with vibrant colours, doubtlessly suggesting that the issues the persona witnesses are on TV. Nonetheless, the band didn’t affirm the track’s that means, and the video is as obscure because the music, with Benguigui performing hypnotized whereas transferring by way of unusual poses.
The Witness would be the follow-up to SUUNS’ considerably experimental 2018 full-length Felt and their 2020 EP Fiction. It will likely be their fifth studio album, not together with a 2015 collaboration with esoteric Arabic-folk outfit Jerusalem in My Coronary heart. Shemie, Henry, O’Neil and guitarist Joe Yarmush fashioned the group in 2007.
Yarmush commented on the upcoming file. “It was a acutely aware determination to make the album sound like one track,” he says. “We needed to relax a bit, even in the course of the mixing course of: our notes have been merely ‘you need to calm down’. I couldn’t technically clarify what I meant by that, however the songs wanted to calm down. We have been principally making an attempt to carry again all of the bombastic tendencies and make issues sound very refined.”
Shemie added, “There’s all the time this restraint in SUUNS: the query of ‘how lengthy can we maintain off? I feel it’s lovely that method as a result of it all the time brings out one thing surprising. However should you’re prepared to stay with us – at a present or by way of our music on the whole – it’s going to repay. It’d take some time to get there, however we are going to drop a beat for you ultimately. I like that we’ve been capable of keep on with the minimal facet of issues, and simply let it breathe.”
The Witness Tracklist:
1. Third Stream
2. Witness Safety
6. The Repair
7. Go To My Head
8. The Trilogy