Circadian out 13th November
New single ‘Lock & Key’ out now
Torchbearers of progressive, instrumental rock, INTERVALS, have shared ‘Lock & Key’, the latest single from the band’s highly anticipated full-length, Circadian, due out 13th November.
Watch the play-through video to ‘Lock & Key’ here: https://youtu.be/0GdXNaMos_w
On ‘Lock & Key’, INTERVALS continue to push the genre’s boundaries, as well as their own – mixing Aaron Marshall’s command of technical intricacies and meticulous compositions with earworm hooks that are as memorable as they are dizzying. ‘Lock & Key’ finds Marshall collaborating with fellow guitarist, Josh De La Victoria, creating an impressive synergy between the duelling guitar leads. This unbelievable creative chemistry serves as the inspiration for the track title, as the two pieces fit perfectly like a jigsaw puzzle.
Aaron Marshall comments: “‘Lock & Key’ is one of my favourite tunes from the new record and I’m so happy to feature my pal and extremely talented artist, Joshua De La Victoria. When this track started to take shape, I knew right away that I wanted to feature Josh. Initially, the idea was just to trade solos and have a sort of “guitar duel”, which you typically see more in a live environment, so I was really into the idea of capturing this on record. Once we started to work through various ideas, I realized that there was a little more room for Josh to contribute and round out the composition. I wound up asking him to respond to my initial call in the verses, and bringing in the bridge section before the solo unfolds. The response to ‘5-HTP’ over the past few weeks has been incredible, and I’m so excited to show everyone more of this record!”
Circadian was co-produced by Marshall and fellow Torontonian, Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, Obey The Brave, Like Pacific) – marking the first time the esteemed producer had ever worked on an instrumental record. It was also the first time that most of the work on an INTERVALS record was done locally in Toronto. As a result, Marshall had the opportunity to be more involved in the production and mixing process than ever before.
Circadian is meant to be viewed as a singular piece, with obsessive attention paid to the flow of the record. It’s full of motifs, cadences, and themes that are revisited throughout the record and even recalled from previous releases. Circadian intentionally clocks in at eight songs and roughly 40 minutes, as Marshall gave considerable thought to where the sweet spot between listener satisfaction and desire to immediately play it back was. Every minute detail surrounding the record has purpose, and builds towards an all encompassing experience.
Pre-order Circadian here: https://www.sheethappenspublishing.com/artists/intervals