Dream Theater has revealed the lead single, "Untethered Angel," from its upcoming 14th studio album.
The new album, Distance Over Time, is due out February 22, 2019. It's the follow-up to the band's 2016 concept album, The Astonishing.
Guitarist John Petrucci says the band worked more collaboratively on its upcoming record than it has in years.
"...[T]here has always been something about this track that just begged for it to be the album opener, even long before all of the songs were written," Petrucci said of the album's opening track.
You can listen to the new song above.
"Fear is something that rears its ugly head at some point or another in all of our lives," he continued, regarding the song's lyrical themes. "Fear of the unknown, fear of taking chances, fear of making mistakes. If we are not careful, it can be debilitating and sadly prevent us from realizing our true potential. The world we live in can be a scary place and the thought of an uncertain future a terrifying notion, especially for today's young people. Untethering from that fear and giving yourself up to the future's countless possibilities is what will ultimately set you free."
Petrucci raved in an earlier statement that Distance Over Time is the "best sounding" Dream Theater album in the band's more than 30-year history.
In addition to touring on the new album this spring, Dream Theater recently announced that it would celebrate the 20th anniversary of its influential Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory album.
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