What is happening today? We sometimes get a Friday with three or more major singles being dropped, but a Wednesday? Following the release of new Architects and Good Tiger songs – both of which have had a long absence since they last shared new music – the news just keeps coming! French proggy metalcorers Novelists have also released a new track today. Despite the fact that a new video might have been expected, it’s not exactly what they planned.
This is what they had to say on their Facebook page about the video:
“We originally had our biggest single/music video planned to be released today. We received the music video from our amazing director recently, and sadly it didn’t meet our expectation so we thought we’d rather postpone it and release it when we’re 100% happy and proud of the result!
We wanted to give you guys something to listen to anyway so we figured we should find a plan B very quickly, this explains the very simple background/lyrics video. We hope you’ll understand and love the song anyway .”
The song was released via Dreambound, and fits the more soft pace on this channel. The instrumental is catchy, while slightly reminiscent of a rock track with catchy clean vocals. There’s the signature bouncy Novelists style grooves, but no significantly overproduced breakdowns. Imagine a typical Novelists song gone melodic hardcore and you have “Lead The Light”. This sounds a little different from the band’s ‘original style’, and creates a more widened spectrum for their music in general.
Our writer Jake recently reviewed the new record, Noir, which is going to be released this Friday via Arising Empire! You can follow Novelists on their Facebook page, and pick up their albums through Bandcamp!