Canadian prog-rockers HUIS will release its third studio album, Abandoned, on May 1st, 2019. Abandoned is a concept album talking of loss, abandonment and alienation. Those songs are about mourning, separation, but also about rebirth, resilience and hope. This collection of songs is the logical continuation of the band’s first two albums, Despite Guardian Angels (2014) and Neither in Heaven (2016). While retaining the HUIS ’ sound, this third album explores new musical approaches.
All members of the band were involved in the writing and creative process as well as the arrangements, which gives beautiful textures and colors to all the songs.
Abandoned is produced by HUIS bassist and songwriter Michel Joncas, with mixing duties provided by guitarist and songwriter Michel St-Pere (also from the band MYSTERY) at Studio Illusion 4, and mastering handled by Richard Addison at Trillium Sound in St-Hippolyte, Quebec. The album features the lineup of singer Sylvain Descoteaux, drummer William Régnier, guitarist Michel St-Père, keyboardist Johnny Maz and bassist and band founder Michel Joncas.
HUIS is joined on Abandoned by guest musicians/singers: Jean Pageau (MYSTERY) on flute, Gabby Vessoni (FLEESH) on vocals, Serge Locat (ex-Harmonium) on piano and Éloïse Joncas on vocals.
The record will be released worldwide on the Canadian record label Unicorn Digital on April the 15th 2019 via iTunes and all other digital platforms, and on May the 1st 2019 in all the best progressive rock record stores. Presale will be available soon!