Australia’s NORTHLANE has released a video for its new single, “Solar”.
Lifted from the band’s critically acclaimed fourth album, “Mesmer”, the song is a groove-laden, multi-layered prog journey that showcases the incredible vocal talent of Marcus Bridge, whose range and dexterity has proven unparalleled.
The video, directed by long-time collaborator Jason Eshraghian, was premiered via Twitter Wednesday morning.
“Mesmer” was released on March 24, with no forewarning and completely blindsiding fans and the industry alike.
Since it dropped, “Mesmer” has been streamed over 5.38 million times. The album was received with a raft of acclaim, shaping NORTHLANE into one of the most successful Australian heavy music exports today.
“Mesmer” was recorded throughout September 2016 in New Jersey with acclaimed producer David Bendeth (BRING ME THE HORIZON, PARAMORE, A DAY TO REMEMBER).
The rest of 2017 will see NORTHLANE take “Mesmer” to all corners of the globe, starting with appearances on the main stage at Download festival (U.K.) and Hellfest (France). The band will also appear at Vainstream Rockfest (Germany), Jera On Air (Netherlands), Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium), Dissonance Festival (Italy), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Resurrection (Spain) and many more.
Prior to “Mesmer”‘s arrival, NORTHLANE‘s last full-length studio release was 2015’s “Node”. A split three-track “Equinox” EP with IN HEARTS WAKE — featuring all ten members of both bands — came out last year.
“Node” was the first NORTHLANE to feature Bridge, who joined the band after the departure of longtime frontman Adrian Fitipaldes. Adrian left the band unexpectedly in 2014, citing health issues.