Montreal psychedelic rock/metallers A Devil’s Din are streaming their music video for “Skylight”, off of their forthcoming album of the same title, out June 17, 2016 below.
Vocalist / guitarist David Lines comments on the track:
“The heavy, fuzzed-out guitar riff leaps right out of the starting gate and sets the vibe for the rest of the song, which is the general theme of the album, an ode to the psychedelic experience we like to present. I wanted to write a song that illustrated some of the things I’ve seen or experienced under the influence of acid. It truly is a subjective reality that we’re all living and you can’t really get to know that concept any better than when you’re dosed out of your gills. It [LSD] has had such a huge impact on my being; it’s helped me see the world differently, more connected, and helped me realize that we are energy masquerading as flesh and bone. So anyways, I wanted to put all this in a little rock song as a kind of a “thank you” to the chemical. If Albert Hoffman was still alive, I would have loved to have him hear it! To add, musically, ‘Skylight’ at its core, is a straightforward psych/rock nugget, but it is adorned with tasty guitar melodies that interweave with a very hooky vocal melody, something that the songwriting of A Devil’s Din works hard at creating. I like melodies that go places, that stretch out over bar or two, or more. In the end, it’s things like the Beatles or even Burt Bacharach that wind up inspiring me to conceive of long, twisty melodies, that hopefully will burrow in your ear and stay a while!”