Singled Out: Silver Snakes – Raindance

Silver Snakes

Raindance is the new song from US alt-rockers Silver Snakes and it is the listener’s first glimpse at material from their upcoming third album Saboteur – released on February 12 next year. The track is a groovy little listen, with this wonderful fuzzy guitar tone underneath the vocals. Everything just merges well together and a particularly high point of the track is the sheer emotiveness to the half-yelled vocals as the track winds to an end. If this is our first peek into Saboteur, then we’re surely in for a treat when we hear the full thing!

We caught up with vocalist Alex for an insight into the track. Find out more below!

So you’re currently streaming your new song Raindance. What’s the story behind it?
Raindance is a follow up track to an older song of ours called Sundance – it’s the second half of the story, it’s about moving onto new endeavors and having voices from the past coming to distract you and tear you down. The lyrics reflect both sides. The positives and the negatives. I guess it could also be interpreted as a persons own self doubts.

Can you describe the writing and recording process for it?
Raindance was one of the first songs written for the new album, it came together very quickly since I already had a structure and story in mind. Since it is a lyrical follow up to a song we previously released I figured we could also do a play on the music by keeping it at the same pace with more chaotic layers.

What made you choose this track to stream?
Raindance is very to the point. It’s one of the shortest songs on the record and we feel that it a good bridge between the older material over to the other tracks on the record.

What has the response been like for it so far?
The response has been great, I think Raindance sounds like what people associate with this band. It’s a dark rock song with a lot of melody, chaotic guitars, heavy bass and drums, Basically what we had been trying to really capture for the last few years.

Would you say this track is representative for what fans can expect from your upcoming third album?
Personally I see Raindance as the last chapter tied to our last album Year Of The Snake. After it was written we started to experiment with other elements in the world of electronics, sampling, tunings etc. I think people will be surprised as we continue to release the new material. We really pushed out of our comfort zone with the making of this record.

And what’s in store for Silver Snakes in 2016?
2016 will see a lot more touring. We are starting off the year with a full US tour with Coheed & Cambria and Glassjaw, Hopefully followed by a few weeks in Europe and the UK. We hope to spend a lot more time out there in 2016 supporting this new album.

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Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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