The British progressive metalheads Tesseract released the new single "Smile", described by the band as their "most collaborative track of recent times". The track recording took place at the 4D Sound Studios, Brighton, and at the Celestial Sound Studios, Notts UK and produced by Acle Kahney during late spring this year.
The vocalist Daniel Tompkins explains the lyrical concept and inspiration behind the song:
"Lyrically "Smile" carries a strong and forward sense of irony as we explore and darkest side of the human condition. The song will witness the manifestation of an "entity". Consciousness survives through constant manipulation only to propagate pessimism and hopelessness. Our entity observes, consumes and evolves, bearing witness to human existence, mimicking our presence in colossal form."
"We chose this track as although it is part of a greater theme, and is in fact towards the end of a story arc, it stands alone very well. We have a solid idea of where we would like to take this track on the next album as it is in no way finished. It is merely one step in a journey", Bassist Amos Williams comments.
Tesseract’s currently latest album "Polaris" was released in 2015 via Kscope.