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.