Sinematic Stand Tall With Indigenous Anthem

The song arrives ahead of the alt-rock outfit's December album The Dark Circus.


Sinematic raise their voice and take a defiantly proud stand with the scorching anthem Indigenous — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The creation of Sinematic mastermind Ayden Gray, the hard-hitting Indigenous is the first single from his forthcoming sophomore album The Dark Circus. The soundscape that complements his vision and the visceral feel of the song were achieved by the sonic craftsmanship of Cree sound-designer and programmer Zachary Ithahokow, with Metis guitar maestro Everett Mayhew and backing vocals by Janessa Von Koppen.

Armed with compositional expertise and stellar production value, Sinematic take the stereotypical trappings of a hard rock/metal band and refine the formula. Along with the band’s signature sound, the heart-pounding lyrics are a testament to the resilience of Indigenous communities and the pride of a culture that has endured for countless generations.

Sinematic released Indigenous on Orange Shirt Day in remembrance of all the lives lost during the prominence of Canada’s residential school system. The song is inspired by the injustices that continue to be perpetrated against all First Nations communities, and serves as an urgent call to action in addressing the horrors that have tormented Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations for decades.

Gray and Sinematic challenge the status quo by harnessing their creative talents and aligning with other Indigenous artists to raise awareness in a genre of music typically scolded for promoting controversy and indecency. Sophisticated compositions seamlessly weave through cerebral conversations to fight for social justice and equality, and the unapologetic urgency with which Sinematic speak on the most pressing issues reflects a new consciousness in the newer generation of artists.

Watch the live and lyric videos for Indigenous above, hear more from Sinematic below and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.