Hailing all the way from North Carolina, progressive act Anamorph have been preparing for the release of their newest full-length album Lucid (out September 6th, 2019). Recorded by renowned producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, Scale the Summit, The Contortionist), the record is set to feature the band’s wide breadth of influences and styles from prog rock to teach death; all in one 57-minute journey. And to help show you what they’ll be bringing, bassist Griffin Daniels is here with this exclusive bass playthrough for a brand new song “Overcome”!
Right off the bat, the track begins with a pretty entrancing bass introduction before the galloping rhythms of the guitars and drums take hold. The tune is a flurry of progressive wonder, moving from one section to the next and holding you tight until it’s over. And on top of that, the beautiful tree behind Griffin was actually once nearly 100 feet long, dating back at least a century. Rather than letting the tree rot after it fell, a park ranger hired artists at Smoky Mountain Art to use chainsaws to create the art seem now. Turned slightly orange by Australian timber oil, the old oak features 20 feet of carvings. An interesting setting for an equally interesting tune!
Bassist Griffin Daniels had this to say:
“When it comes to bass, “Overcome” takes place all over the fretboard. Both my right and left hands put forward a massive amount of work throughout the entire song. Overall this is one of my favorite songs from the album, and there wasn’t another choice that could’ve fit bass better. From the pirate-like beginning, to the technical hectic side of the middle, and finally getting sent off with the big epic phrase at the end, this song is a whirlwind of techniques and musical feeling.”
Be sure to pre-order Lucid on the band’s website, Bandcamp, Apple Music, and Spotify before it drops September 6th.