SAINT ASONIA, the arduous rock band that includes former THREE DAYS GRACE frontman Adam Gontier and STAIND guitarist/founding member Mike Mushok, will launch a brand new EP, “Introvert”, on July 1 by way of Spinefarm. The official music video for the EP’s first single, “Above It All”, directed by Justin Reich, could be seen beneath.
“‘Above It All’ is about rising above all of the chaos, negativity, judgment and dwelling the life you wish to, not the life that’s anticipated of you by others,” says Gontier. “The track was written throughout the first lockdown in Canada after COVID hit. None of us had ever been via something like this in our lifetimes and nobody actually knew how we as a society ought to act and cope with a worldwide pandemic. I actually felt it gave folks a fantastic alternative to go looking inside themselves about how greatest to cope with these loopy circumstances and select how they wish to stay their lives popping out of this.”
The EP additionally options the band’s well-received cowl of The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights”, which arrived final yr.
The quartet — rounded out by Cale Gontier (bass) and Cody Watkins (drums — has perfected a fusion of gut-punching grooves, intricate fretwork, hermetic songwriting, and hovering choruses.
SAINT ASONIA sparked into life eight years in the past when Gontier and Mushok determined to show their joint ambition to make music that’s “uncooked, actual, and straight from our hearts” into a brand new band and a fully-fledged studio outing. The end result was their acclaimed self-titled debut, launched in 2015, which charted Prime 10 in Canada and entered the Billboard U.S. Rock Albums chart at #2. The album was pushed by the Prime 10 radio tracks “Higher Place” and “Let Me Dwell My Life”, in addition to the high-concept video to the featured monitor “Fairy Story”.
Given the pedigree and profile of the musicians concerned — they’re collectively chargeable for 28 Prime 10 U.S. rock radio hits, together with 17 No. 1s — the demand was instantly there for SAINT ASONIA to take to the street. Following an inaugural fundamental stage look at Rock On The Vary in 2015, the band set off on U.S. amphitheater excursions with BREAKING BENJAMIN and DISTURBED.
In Europe, they guested on an enviornment run with MÖTLEY CRÜE, visiting the U.Ok., Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, and Finland, in addition to enjoying a number of dates in Russia and Japanese Europe. As a consequence, Gontier has been again to the area for in depth solo acoustic exhibits.
“Introvert” EP monitor itemizing:
01. Above It All
02. Higher Late Than By no means
03. Chew Me Up
04. So What
05. Left Behind
06. Chunk the Bullet
07. Blinding Lights