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Dream Theater Release New Song and Video “Paralyzed”


Dream Theater Release New Song and Video “Paralyzed”Dream Theater have unveiled what they’re calling the “first single” from their upcoming album Distance Over Time (despite having already released a song from the album called “Fall into the Light“) along with a nifty music video.

The video, directed by Wayne Joyner, goes all-in on CGI animation, expanding on the robot theme from the album’s cover artwork (which The New York Times infamously ripped off). The song is a classic DT single, a mid-tempo number that checks all the boxes of things you’d expect from a Dream Theater song in a mere four minutes.

I really like the mix here — the drums sound massive and the guitars have that signature John Petrucci bite — which comes from Ben Grosse, who is mostly known for his work in the active rock world. As for my opinion on the song as a whole, I’m not sure yet… check with me again once I’ve listened a couple more times.

Petrucci was succinct in his description of the themes in the song and video:

“The song is an introspective reflection on the negative impact that being obstinate or single-minded can have on important relationships.”

Touchè, I suppose.

Distance Over Time comes out on February 22nd and is available for pre-order here. The band will head out on tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Scenes From a Memory this spring.

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