Progressive metal stalwarts Dream Theater have unveiled the six-plus-minute lead single from their forthcoming 14th studio album Distance Over Time, which is due February 22nd. The song, "Untethered Angel," comes paired with a stripped-down in-studio video that captures the virtuosic musicians as they laid down the track in upstate New York.
"During the writing and recording process of D/T, 'Untethered Angel' was known as 'Song 4' to all of us as it was the 4th song written during the sessions. However, there has always been something about this track that just begged for it to be the album opener, even long before all of the songs were written," guitarist John Petrucci says of the single. "Fear is something that rears its ugly head at some point or another in all of our lives. Fear of the unknown, fear of taking chances, fear of making mistakes. If we are not careful, it can be debilitating and sadly prevent us from realizing our true potential. The world we live in can be a scary place and the thought of an uncertain future a terrifying notion, especially for today's young people. Untethering from that fear and giving yourself up to the future's countless possibilities is what will ultimately set you free.'"
Shortly after the album's release, Dream Theater will head off on a North American headlining tour spanning from San Diego to Mexico City. See dates below.