Prog-Rockers SOUND&SHAPE Share Lyric Video For Latest Single “How To Talk To Ghosts”

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Nashville rock trio Sound&Shape has released their 5th full-length album, “Pillars of Creation. Working alongside Grammy-winning producer/engineer “Greazy” Wil Anspach (Metallica, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Sound&Shape has created an enthralling collection of 12 songs that blend and weave through genres with complex, yet cohesive arrangements that will captivate fans along for the ride.

Commenting on the new record, vocalist/guitarist Ryan Caudle states: “With this new album the goal was to push the envelope a bit in all directions, so some of the songs are a bit longer, there’s a bit more synth, there are more odd times and even some electronic percussion, but pushing boundaries doesn’t always mean more, so there are a few very short songs and to the point. Some parts are very stripped down and intimate. Thematically, the lyrics are probably the most personal I’ve ever gotten. They’re still cloaked in a fair amount of poetic license, but you can’t really hide behind a line like “Please be gentle, I’m only as perceived.” For me, a lot of it is summed up in the first line of “Dance ‘Neath the Fairest Moon,” “This boy has hills to climb before he finds the man inside.” I don’t necessarily mean that in a childish vs. mature way, but more in a “we all have a long way to go until we find who we really are at our core” and a lot of the lyrics deal with stripping away artiface, whether that be placed on us by outside factors or by our own selves, purposeful or by reflex. As serious as all that sounds, these songs are incredibly fun to play, big and riffy and hooky and we can’t wait to play them all on the road.”

Following the release of stand-out tracks “Ruining The Fairytale” and “Don’t Make Me Make Believe,” Sound&Shape have revealed today their latest single “How To Talk To Ghosts,” that’s accompanied by the lyric video below.

Caudle says of the new track: “A song about being lonely in a crowd. I think it’s something we all feel from time to time. The opening riff was an experiment to see if I could write something like that, the bass notes that move under the higher parts had been rattling around in my brain for a bit, and once I grabbed a guitar to try it, it all just kind of came out. The middle section was written in a way so as to constantly build, and when we arranged it we wanted to take it to a couple of places where we’d never been before, and I think we managed that quite well. It’s probably one of the more ambitious guitar solos that’s ever ended up on one of our records, but also one of the biggest choruses. The one is a good example of both sides of our music, the more technical and the more hooky.”

Stream/Purchase “Pillars of Creation” HERE.


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