Coinciding with the start of their North America tour with Megadeth and Meshuggah, TesseracT have released a brand new song and lyric video, entitled “Smile”.
Vocalist Daniel Tompkins explains the lyrical concept and inspiration behind the song, saying, “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.”
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.”
New album from TesseracT frontman Daniel Tompkins – ‘Castles’ https://danieltompkins.lnk.to/Castles TesseracT release new single and music video – “Smile” Pre-order / pre-save new album Sonder https://tesseract.lnk.to/Sonder 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.