Canadian progressive metal quartet Fayne have released their new single ‘Empath’.
Watch ‘Empath’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa13EnxuNTk
Stream ‘Empath’ here: https://open.spotify.com/track/1uAAxEXUvzv6dK6TUFSqkd?si=a6da44faec9641ee
The first of a two-part cycle, ‘Empath’ will see its video release shortly.
On the new single, Fayne state: “‘Empath’ is about how viewing music (or art in general) as a language rather than just a form of expression can allow us to connect and understand people on a deeper level than just conversation, even between 2 vastly different people. Putting your awareness and emotion into a piece of art or work is acknowledged by other individuals who have also done the same, even if it was in their own way. I guess in short, the song talks about the unique bond and understanding artists have with each other through art and expression itself. How deep that bond goes is up to the people in question, but the idea is that this can be achieved and in a world of art and music it very much exists.”
Currently in line to release their most heavy hitting EP thus far in early August 2021, ‘Empath/Hubris’ is self-produced and will be released independently. The overall character and tones created on this EP showcase the growth, expanded sound and focused direction Fayne has taken.
Fayne‘s progressive metalcore experience causes physical and emotional responses you never knew existed. Introspection, the process of understanding and the hunt to discover what’s behind the veil of everyday life are some of Fayne‘s state-altering musical themes.
Fayne, from Montreal, deliver heavy-driven drums, crushing guitar riffs and bass lines, crowned with powerful clean and screaming vocals. Elements of The Contortionist, Car Bomb, and Misery Signals all crash and collide in glorious splendour, heard to full effect on ‘Empath’.
The band began to make waves in the mid -00s, performing alongside Alexisonfire, Underoath, and Hopesfall. After pursuing other musical interests, the band reunited with 2014’s The Queen Of Kings, leading to a self-booked 9-day tour through Quebec and Ontario, as well as supporting slots for The Contortionist and Vanna.
Fayne then recruited Justin Furtado (formerly of Red Skies and Feels Like Home) on vocals, before releasing their debut LP Journals in 2017. Released in 2018, the band’s single ‘Grimspeak’ saw success with strong streaming figures, holding the #4 spot on CJLO’s LOUD! Chart, and placing them at #67 on CJLO’s Best Metal Band of 2019 list.