Exclusive: Textures Premiere New Song “Reaching Home”

Dutch tech-metallers Textures will be dropping their fourth album, Dualism (Nuclear Blast), on September 23, but you can get a preview right now by listening to the track “Reaching Home.” Drummer Stef Broks also provides his insight into the song below. Don’t forget to tell us what you think in the comments section.

REVOLVER What’s this song about?
STEF BROKS
The song is about finding a way back to innocence. The person speaking in the lyrics is struggling his way through life, passing by melancholic moments of looking back, clear moments of present time, and hopeful moments of looking forward. Home is where this person’s longing for; but does home lie in living, in only his thoughts, or in surrendering to passing away?

Which part of it did you come up with first? And what was the inspiration?
Most of the stuff was written by our guitar player Bart Hennephof. Inspired by vast Scandinavian landscapes, he borrowed the Edge’s delay pedal to create this hyper catchy riff and melody line. We put the whole frame in a modern metal context et voilà, “Reaching Home” was born!

Was this an easy song to write or record? Why or why not?
While the song is the most catchy one of the whole album, the instrumental background is still kinda tough to play. It’s packed with details and accents that avoid the one—the most dominant factor in pop rhythms. In this way, it’s a freaky song without too many people noticing that. [Smiles]

What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far?
That this song reminds people of Tool, Depeche Mode, Devin Townsend, U2, and eeeeh…Textures. Although “Reaching Home” sounds like a direct assault to the rock charts, it’s still a very Textures song. An eclectic example of what a metal band can offer in 2011.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/erikvannieuwburg Erik Van Nieuwburg

    Really nice! Textures sounds matured… and in a very good way :-)

  • Ekmhez

    Hmm need to listen a bit more, didn’t really grip me the first time. But with textures it always needs a few listens before it sinks in. Like all great music.

  • Navneeth

    first comment?? o.O amazing song! can’t wait for the album, bet that is what everyone’s going to say!

  • Navneeth

    first comment?? o.O amazing song! can’t wait for the album, bet that is what everyone’s going to say!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robbie-Hoen/100001943857448 Robbie Hoen

    I’m a huge Textures fan.but the two songs released so far just miss something. vocals and rest of the music don’t fit that well together. i don’t know. it just misses something that the previous albums did have.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robbie-Hoen/100001943857448 Robbie Hoen

    I’m a huge Textures fan.but the two songs released so far just miss something. vocals and rest of the music don’t fit that well together. i don’t know. it just misses something that the previous albums did have.

  • Elger

    Wow this is really renewing! Never heard this side of Textures. Though I hope there will be some brutal songs on it as well. Very nice epic song :) Groeteh uit Brabant kut!

  • Elger

    Wow this is really renewing! Never heard this side of Textures. Though I hope there will be some brutal songs on it as well. Very nice epic song :) Groeteh uit Brabant kut!

  • Elger

    Wow this is really renewing! Never heard this side of Textures. Though I hope there will be some brutal songs on it as well. Very nice epic song :) Groeteh uit Brabant kut!

  • Elger

    Wow this is really renewing! Never heard this side of Textures. Though I hope there will be some brutal songs on it as well. Very nice epic song :) Groeteh uit Brabant kut!

  • Elger

    Wow this is really renewing! Never heard this side of Textures. Though I hope there will be some brutal songs on it as well. Very nice epic song :) Groeteh uit Brabant kut!

  • Morgan Icarus

    I guess I should say Daniel needs more time to really fit in the style. All my best wishes to you guys!! I liked the two songs revealed. Waiting for the whole bomb! ;)

    • Morgan Icarus

      And by saying “style”, I also meant to say “band”.

  • Bryano

    Listened to it twice and loved it both times.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000053686187 Anir Deuri

    I have heard them live with Daniel and By the beard of Odin Daniel’s voice is one of the best I have heard

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000053686187 Anir Deuri

    I have heard them live with Daniel and By the beard of Odin Daniel’s voice is one of the best I have heard

  • Nikoweyk

    someone is missing ! Voice is very good but not so perfect…

  • Nikoweyk

    someone is missing ! Voice is very good but not so perfect…

  • Sebastian Veliz

    …Very honest words from Stef !  

  • Mike

    Well, I’ll just have to “grow into this one”. Right now I prefer “Singularity” which is really an awesome track of the new album. Can’t wait for the release party in Breda (NL)…  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lennard-Barendse/100002231021477 Lennard Barendse

    Nice! Daniel has a great voice… new sound… refreshing! Only one thing left to say… @Jochem: Tequila!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Blauvelt/94805602 Joel Blauvelt

    Does anyone else find that the vocals track is a bit loud (contrasting instruments) in these last two previews?

    • Ojodemirla

      yes sure…but more in reaching home the guitars need more gain over the voice…

    • Quervo

      Yes, the guitars are too low in the mix and vocals are really cutting through the rest of the tracks. This really could have been mixed better

    • Matters

      I believe the vocals in these 2 tracks are at the “front of the mix” because Jochem used very little reverb and/or delay on Daniels voice, especially when compared to the instruments (just listen to the reverb on the snare.)  Personally, I feel the vocal production suits this song well – better than Singularity – but nevertheless, I would’ve tweaked it just slightly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Blauvelt/94805602 Joel Blauvelt

    Does anyone else find that the vocals track is a bit loud (contrasting instruments) in these last two previews?

  • Kertzeywarby

    I thought the new vox was kinda hard for him keeping the texture-distinction. he made a good job for this album.. more power to textures

  • http://twitter.com/edkaye Edward Kaye

    I love it! Got the album on preorder!

  • Hardarf

    Am I the only person who is really bugged by the really really sterile compression on the guitar tone?

    • Miguelrivoch

      Me too. I like the song but that guitar tone is a little bit annoying =/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002428486804 Ʌndrew WillKingston

    The guitar tone leaves a lot to be desired. It feels as though there might be something missing,
    its very 4 over 4 timing. And that’s not what I had come to expect from Textures, who had built there sound from polyrhythms and odd timing with unconventional key changes that somehow work. Mix it up a bit boys!

  • Ass

    I like this very much. The production is very open, more like a live sound. Vocals up front suits the song.

  • Tubeman26

    good lyrics…..a different road,but a very good choice musical wise I like this song.

  • Frank

    All the people talking shit on production, show me your 4 albums you have produced????? Shut the *uck up. get back behind your GarageBand session

  • HeavyDude3000

    I allways liked there, kida, more “calm” song alot! Like Messangers and Awake and Stuff…they have some speciall thing going on, with there melodies, that i never discovert from another Band…and i can’t even discribe it. There are just so incredible beautiful! But OF CAUSE i also love there real metal stuff too! So now for the first time hearing this song, i really liked it. But how it with the most music i hear, after listening to it time and time again, the songs will even get better. So, especially with Textures, i think that when i have the Album and have listen to it all for a few times, and of cause to this Song, i will freaking love it! :)

  • Glass Bead Game

    it’s soooooo AWESOME!!!!!

  • megirl

    Very fine… really a chart ambitious piece :) and the Texture-typical feeling is there. I absolutely like this.

  • Christopher_stephenson

    I love the whole concept of the song, respect to all the members for making such amazing music and looking forward to getting my hands on this album! Every album Textures has made is so freaking good and they always find ways to make the next one so much more better! From Australia! ( Also we would very much like to see Textures live down under :D

  • Messengers

    Lovely sound! I miss a little bit the voice of Eric but maybe it is only a matter of time to get used to Daniel’s.

    • erica

      as u say!!!

  • Messengers

    Lovely sound! I miss a little bit the voice of Eric but maybe it is only a matter of time to get used to Daniel’s.

  • Demnarit

    It’s a very good song, and it really emphasizes Daniel’s voice!  Also the concept of the song is quite interesting I think, I hope Textures will publish the lyrics soon :-) !
    I think one of the best thing with Textures is that they never “do the same album” or the same song.They always come up with something new, a new style and new ideas. It’s like we always hear something new and we never get wearied! And as the songs are “packed with details” and technical, we always want to listen to them again, so we can discover new stuff in the song.

    Anyway, let’s reach home again ..

  • Demnarit

    It’s a very good song, and it really emphasizes Daniel’s voice!  Also the concept of the song is quite interesting I think, I hope Textures will publish the lyrics soon :-) !
    I think one of the best thing with Textures is that they never “do the same album” or the same song.They always come up with something new, a new style and new ideas. It’s like we always hear something new and we never get wearied! And as the songs are “packed with details” and technical, we always want to listen to them again, so we can discover new stuff in the song.

    Anyway, let’s reach home again ..

  • Alwas

    solo dire que extraño el desenfado de textures

  • PR

    A section reminds (me) of new symphony x riffs, not being a bad thing! But still too “simple and mainstream” for my taste. I hope there will be some crazy shit coming out too.

  • kluhter

    love this song! So damn good!!!!

  • Ymad29

    ça pu du cul un peu quand même !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000481366684 William Bowman

    this sucks!

    • David

      fuck you, yourself and all people related to you

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000481366684 William Bowman

    wow! shit vocs.

    • Ryanbradley315

      Incorrect.

  • http://twitter.com/MetalMessiah78 José Gómez

    Pretty good stuff. I had never heard this band before, but they remind me a bit of Spanish Progressive Metal band Avalanche. I was scared there was going to be the cliché screaming or growling that was going to ruin the song for me, but thankfully there wasn’t.

  • RECTmetal

    Boring..

  • RECTmetal

    Boring..

  • RECTmetal

    Boring..

  • RECTmetal

    Boring..

  • RECTmetal

    Boring..

  • Ruffnek310

    compared to ‘Awake’ off Silhouettes this sucks :-(

  • http://www.facebook.com/georg.alver Georg Alver

    This just doesn’t do.. The melodies are so unpredictable in every way and it’s not a bad thing, but it’s not neccesarly only a good thing either. The djentish guitar riff that loops in the background is just weak. If you’re gonna go for a full melodic song, just try to have the balls to drop the distortion for once. You can’t just balance every element of your sound in every song. And don’t be afraid to go ballad! It’s better to make the fans scratching their heads than to just get a peice of everything they need from you in every song.

    • Howie

      oh dear oh dear

    • J POSTHUMUS

       JEALOUS?

  • http://www.facebook.com/georg.alver Georg Alver

    This just doesn’t do.. The melodies are so unpredictable in every way and it’s not a bad thing, but it’s not neccesarly only a good thing either. The djentish guitar riff that loops in the background is just weak. If you’re gonna go for a full melodic song, just try to have the balls to drop the distortion for once. You can’t just balance every element of your sound in every song. And don’t be afraid to go ballad! It’s better to make the fans scratching their heads than to just get a peice of everything they need from you in every song.

  • Howie

    Good god you people commenting are dull and obvious.

  • Pat Jegou

    KILLER SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luke-Crompton/728232214 Luke Crompton

    Awesome track, i love a band that can mix it up and not just play the same thing the whole album.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luke-Crompton/728232214 Luke Crompton

    Awesome track, i love a band that can mix it up and not just play the same thing the whole album.

  • http://twitter.com/BigBintheAV Bryan Shumard

    This band is sick. Cant wait to hear this live this weekend! Their new singer is sick and sounds amazing. A huge leap from Cilice.