TesseracT are streaming a brand new song titled “Smile”. Frontman Daniel Tompkins said of it:
“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 added:
“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.”
The group tracked the song this past spring with producer Acle Kahney. “Smile” is available for purchase now at this location. The group are currently on this tour with Megadeth, Meshuggah, and Lillake. On off-dates from that run, the group will be headlining shows with Astronoid.