The Contortionist Announce ‘Clairvoyant’ Album, Release Video for Ethereal ‘Reimagined’
Since debuting in 2010 with the strictly djent Exoplanet, The Contortionist have gradually evolved their sound with each subsequent release, integrating dream-like post-rock soundscapes into their jarring, manhandling rhythms. Continuing to grow, they've announced the details for their fourth studio effort, Clairvoyant, offering up a sample of what's to come with a music video for the ethereal new cut "Reimagined" (premiered by Billboard).
The video's hazy atmosphere conveys the mood projected by "Reimagined," which starts off with a simple drum beat and repetitive, thumping bass line. Clean-picked guitar chords color the track with shimmering moments as singer Michael Lessard's calm vocal presence maintains a feeling of weightlessness.
“Clairvoyant is the product of not only months of writing and recording dozens of song ideas over the last year, but also a definitive creative artifact outlining the artistic confluence of the six members of The Contortionist for our past and future endeavors,” commented keyboardist Eric Guenther.
He went on to add, “Collectively, we're feeling proud, apprehensive, but ultimately excited to finally have this record speak for us as a meticulously sculpted voyage into our musical psyche. On album and stage, between the art's presentation, zealous and even forceful sonic immersion and interpretable lyrical and visual metaphor, we are attempting to bring the listener deeper into the world and musical language of The Contortionist. 'Reimagined' struck everyone simply as the most truthful and sincere place to start in this new universe.”
Pre-orders for Clairvoyant can be placed digitally and for physical copies and bundle options, head to The Contortionist's merch store or the Good Fight Music webshop. The album, produced by Jamie King, will be released on Sept. 15 through eOne Music and Good Fight Music and look for The Contortionist on tour starting Sept. 21 as they support Between the Buried and Me on their run celebrating the 10th anniversary of Colors (dates here).
The Contortionist, Clairvoyant Album Art
The Contortionist Clairvoyant Track Listing
1. "Monochrome (Passive)"
5. "The Center"
8. "Return to Earth"
9. "Monochrome (Pensive)"
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