Set The Sun are walking on The Edge of the world in their new single and animated lyric video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The final focus track from the electronic metal outfit’s recently released album At War, The Edge is one of 12 tracks written to represent a different form of conflict people experience throughout their lives. The songs include topics of personal strife, inner demons and mental health, disputes with loved ones, friction with politics and the world, disagreements with friends, apprehension towards change, and resistance to technology.
With atmospheric progressions and thundering hooks, Set The Sun blur the lines of electronic soundscapes, progressive rock, metalcore, nu-metal, and industrial. Spotlighting the band’s mantra: “To illuminate, to awaken, to hail change and persevere,” At War is a soundtrack of darkness pierced with hope and catharsis, of chaos and resolve, inviting listeners to overcome the impossible.
Through the name of the band itself, the group want listeners to remember that the concept of setting the sun is about fighting through challenges that feel insurmountable and getting through them. Through music that depicts beauty amidst the darkness, the bandmembers say “Our mission is to give an authentic voice to our unspoken conflicts — to cast a light on them.”
Headed by the mysterious duo Arc and Eris and aided by The Collective — a noteworthy cast of highly lauded musicians and artists including Matt McJunkins (A Perfect Circle, Puscifer), Thomas Freckleton (Silent Planet), Clint Lowery (Sevendust) and Pete Murray (Lo Pro, White Noise Owl) — Set The Sun launched their At War campaign with the single Arrival in May. In addition to Arrival, the album — produced by Matt Squire (Underoath, Panic! at the Disco, Katy Perry) and mixed by Forrester Savell (Animals as Leaders, Twelve Foot Ninja) — was previewed by the singles The Truth, A Better Way To Bleed and The Impossible.
At War isn’t the first example of Set The Sun featuring seasoned musicians on their tracks. Their debut EP In Absentia and early singles included appearances by DJ Lethal (Limp Bizkit), Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin), Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter), Telle (The Word Alive) and Michael Lessard (The Contortionist). Their songs have gathered over 800,000 streams, with an additional 500,000 views on YouTube.