AZUSA is releasing their new single and album title-track “Heavy Yoke” today! This is the third single off their upcoming debut “Heavy Yoke”, due November 16! Even though this will be Azusa’s debut album, the band members have already perfected their craft in previous endeavours with Extol, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Sea and Air. “Heavy Yoke” is a skillfully crafted piece of art and probably the freakiest song off the upcoming album! Take a trip into your subconscious!
The band has commented: “The musical elements in “Heavy Yoke” are constantly challenging the song’s centre line and balance point. While the acrobatic riffing insists on taking the tune off-track, the vocal lines add an anchoring sense of stability within the chaos.
The opening riff is a precarious rollercoaster and one of the more jarring, yet thrilling rides on the whole album. After the intro drop, the chorus catches you in a cushion of harmony, leaving you feeling secure and ready to take that ride again. Thematically, “Heavy Yoke” deals with those unspeakable truths lurking in the subconscious mind. You can ignore them for a while but sooner or later they‘ll haunt you in the night. When you finally wake yourself up and let the daylight in, its healing powers reveal universal truths which bring clarity and relief.”