Members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Extol and Sea + Air joined their creative forces as Azusa and will sonically shock you with one of most experimental and mesmerizing releases of this year!
Azusa are out with their new single and music video “Fine Lines” ! This is the fourth single off their forthcoming debut album Heavy Yoke, due 16th November!
With gloomy atmosphere in the intro, Azusa quickly brings out a full vortex of emotion with richly colored vocals on a steady paced metal canvas provided by the instruments. „Fine Lines“ is an intimate, ethereal and self-reflecting journey miraculously packed in less than two minutes! The band has commented: “’Fine Lines’ is a quiet storm in the shape of a song; an odd-time metal ballad wearing a pop disguise. Lyrically this song explores self-destructive tendencies and the fine line between dream and reality.”
Video directed by Troll Toftenes.
A carnival of contrast, Azusa make captivating music with unconventional nerve.
Uniting the complementary skills of its members, Azusa’s sound is a thrash-fusion tour de force. Can you imagine Kate Bush fronting Slayer; Death collaborating with Annette Peacock? These allegedly incongruent influences dissolve seamlessly in an alluring sonic alchemy.
Uncompromisingly experimental, Azusa’s curated approach showcases each member’s unique strengths as a reaction to previous endeavors, more so than an extension of them.
Reflecting on life’s existential mysteries, Azusa’s lyrics seek to explore cognitive dissonances at the crossroads of upbringing, mysticism, belief and betrayal. Defying expectations by embracing contradiction, Azusa finds strength in vulnerability, harmony in dissonance and melody in discord.
Eleni Zafiriadou (Sea + Air) – Voice
Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan) – Bass
Christer Espevoll (Extol) – Guitars
David Husvik (Extol) – Drums