Irish prog metallers Shattered Skies have released a new video for the song “Shut In”. It’s taken from the band’s forthcoming second album Muted Neon, which will be released on November 16, and deals with struggles with anxiety.
Ian Rockett, guitarist, says this about the track:
“Shut In is very much about my struggles with anxiety, and feeling insecure, purposeless and stuck at times. It deals with the feelings you get from over-consuming social media, and how that can often make you feel envious, or underachieving.
At times I feel overwhelmed and paralyzed about which direction to take in my life, and it can all pile on up on you and make you feel like just staying at home, or staying in bed, and not trying to pursue anything or take any risks. This song is about processing those feelings, and learning to be aware of them, and ultimately doing your best to overcome them, because life is worth trying to get the most out of it.”
Watch the (play-through) video for “Shut In” below:
Boasting a colourful, atmospherically slick exploration of sound, Shattered Skies’ sophomore album promises captivating melodies, memorable hooks and an intense, prog-fuelled experience. Equal parts aggression, beauty and expert musicianship, Muted Neon is sure to quickly rise to the status of “fan favourite”.
Despite the apparently dark underlying message featured in “You Will Know My Name”, the theatrical quartet hope to convey an overall message of hope with Muted Neon.
Vocalist Gerry Brown offers the following thoughts on the positive outcomes that inspired the album’s content…born of Shattered Skies’ brushes with hardship:
“There’s a myth that artists need to suffer or be depressed to put out their best work, but it’s not quite right. The truth is we had to come out the other side of that struggle to create this. We’ve been through depression, anxiety, stress – we’ve moved countries, watched family have to rebuild their lives. We’ve watched the world go mad and celebrate it on 24/7 news channels. This album isn’t just about that struggle – it’s about the triumph over it.”
Following the recent release of lead single “You Will Know My Name”, prog warriors Shattered Skies are poised to release their forthcoming album Muted Neon, which is out on November 16th 2018 and now available to pre-order on Bandcamp alongside merch bundles!
Muted Neon Track Listing
1. The Disaffected
2. You Will Know My Name
3. Birth Of A Voyager
7. Mercator Map
8. Fall From Disgrace
11. The First Circle
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Shattered Skies have battled the winds of change against their sound and line-up, but have undoubtedly come out on top since moving from Ireland to the UK to pursue their musical career. Having conquered the likes of UK Tech Fest, Progpower Europe and Euroblast, the band have racked up nominations for the Progressive Music Awards and even more. With their gaze fixed firmly on the horizon, Shattered Skies are looking to continue their progressive rise to success, moving at full speed.
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