Canadian progressive metal quartet Fayne
release stunning video for new single ‘Empath’
‘Empath’ available now
Canadian progressive metal quartet Fayne have streamed the stunning video for their new single ‘Empath’, out now.
Watch the beautiful seven-minute epic here:
Stream ‘Empath’ here:
‘Empath’ is the first of a two-part cycle; stay tuned for the band’s second single, more news of which will be revealed soon.
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 two 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.”
“Adding a cello part to the video version of the song was all for the sake of communicating the message and theme behind the lyrics. Since the song speaks of artists communicating profoundly to each other through their art, we thought “Hey, let’s make this theme very real, and actually record a cello section for this part of the song”. This helped bring that conversation between the painter and cellist out of the screen and into your room, or headphones. It also adds a unique element to the music that only the video version of the song can offer, which we think is cool. You aren’t just hearing the song again, but now you’re hearing it in the context of this short film that breathes new life into song itself. We’ll definitely be exploring this more as our journey as a band continues.”
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’.
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.
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.