Dream Theater Premiere New Song, “Along For The Ride”

Earlier today, Dream Theater debuted a new song, “Along for the Ride,” over at grammy.com.

The song, which you also can check out below, is from the band’s upcoming self-titled album, which will be released September 24 through Roadrunner Records.

The album, the band’s 12th studio effort, features nine tracks and was produced by guitarist John Petrucci and engineered by Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Mick Jagger, Rush).

Take a listen — and be sure to tell us what you think in the comments!


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  • Andrés Rojas

    I know I liked this song when I’ve been listening to Ayreon non-stop for three days (“The Human Equation”, holy shit, BEST album I’ve ever heard), and suddenly THIS song reminds me why Dream Theater is my favorite band.

  • johnadeth

    Terrible. Was that the Casio Sk-1 Crystal sound on the keyboard solo? Hopefully the rest of the album is better.

  • Yash Chauhan

    It feels like DT is becoming more mainstream day by day….

    TT____TT GOD WHY!!!?

    • JAG

      How mainstream a band is does not affect its sound in any way.

  • Ajit Pariyar

    I just commented on Dream Theater Fan page saying I wouldn’t have been fan of dream theater if all there songs sounded like this, but now I listened to this song again.. and it seems like i enjoy the ballad like song..

  • Vince

    So disappointing. All that talent and this is what we get.

  • Jeremy Deats

    It’s great that a band full of such incredible musicians can prove they know how to scale it back and just be great composers. If you think every track by a progressive band must showcase virtuosity, then I would say 1.) you don’t understand music: listen to any great composer in history and you’ll find incredibly “simple” pieces along side their complex arrangements. To create a great a great melodic ballad isn’t as simple as you may think. 2.) Dream Theater is not your band (at least this new variant isn’t), go listen to some other band who mindlessly cranks out album after album full of time changes and long solo sections full of melodic phrasing that has no coherent melody… So many progressive bands are full of incredibly talented musicians who can’t compose worth a crap, they simple create songs to showcase their chops. As an old fan who lost interest, I’m liking what I’m hearing so far on this self-titled effort.