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Listen to a Brand New TesseracT Song Called “Smile”

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Well, this is sure an unexpected Friday gift: TesseracT have released a brand new song! It’s not connected to a new album — at least not yet — but rather it’s a work-in-progress one-off the band is using to promote the launch of their U.S. summer tour with Megadeth, Meshuggah and Lillake, which begins today (dates here, or at the bottom of this post) as well as a few headline dates.

Bassist Amos Williams explains this track’s place in TesseracT’s world as far as it relates to a new album:

“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.”

Check it out below, along with those tour dates, and let us know what you think in the comments.

WITH MEGADETH + MESHUGGAH
6/23 Big Flats, NY – Tags Summerstage
6/25 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
6/27 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
6/28 Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavillion
6/29 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
6/30 Columbus, OH – Express Live
7/07 Saint Charles, MO – Family Arena
7/08 Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
7/09 Houston, TX – Revention Music Centre
7/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

HEADLINE:
7/01/17 – Indianapolis IN – The Emerson Theater
7/05/17 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In
7/06/17 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
7/12/17 – Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room
7/13/17 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Grill

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