Dreamshade have dropped a new single from their upcoming album 'A Pale Blue Dot', and it takes aim at the digital age we are all living in.
Crunching riffs and flipping electronics coat some seriously dystopian imagery, alongside an appearance from Rose Villian, which is then cemented within the music video a man from the '50s is transported to the modern-day and it disgusted by what he sees.
Vocalist/guitarist Fernando Di Cicco had this to say about the concept:
“This one is a very special track for us. The music style is very futuristic and different from anything we’ve done in the past. It’s also the first time we collaborate with another artist on a song and we’re super happy it’s Rose Villain, ‘cause we’ve been fans of her work for the last 4 years. She’s just amazing and fits perfectly with the band’s attitude and sound! We wanted to really push all our boundaries with this piece of music.
The song is about the obsessive digitalization of mankind: Our smartphones know everything about us, often more than we know about ourselves. They know our secrets, relationships & preferences. That’s why they quickly become our “best friends”, ‘cause they have the answers to all our questions. We go to sleep with our devices and we wake up with them. We all know we have a problem with this but act like we can handle it when in fact we are doomed.
Technology is in our hands and it can be the best thing ever. What we make of it is just up to us.”
Check it out below:
'A Pale Blue Dot' is set for release on March 05.
The artwork looks like this:
And the tracklisting like this:
1. Safe Harbour
3. Question Everything
4. Step Back
5. Stone Cold Digital” (feat. Rose Villain)
8. Shanghai Nights
10. Somewhere Else
11. On My Own
12. Nothing But The Truth (feat. John Henry of Darkest Hour)
13. A Place We Called Home
14. Save This