The band's year-end contending new album came without a title track (until now).
Earlier this year, Invent Animate delivered a spectacle of a progressive metal record in the form of Heavener via UNFD, which now has a moving title track to accompany it with an equally immersive video by Zak Pinchin.
Frontman Marcus Vik comments:
"In a time of internal panic, having a person that constantly reminds you that they have a place of home, can be crucial when trying to bring someone down to earth again. The song 'Heavener' is about reassurance, it's about trying to convince your closest person that you see and hear them in their internal and helpless drift. A lot of love and pain goes into the work of showing the one closest to you that only they can create their own internal heaven, as they are their own 'Heavener.'"
Guitarist Keaton Goldwire adds:
"We actually had a few 'B sides' sitting around but we're really stubborn in thinking that the next thing we write will always be better than the thing before. Caleb had the idea to make a song titled 'Heavener' after the record was done and I got to work trying to make a song that seemed like it encompassed the feeling of the album as a whole. Going into the lyrics, Marcus, too, wrote a song that defined Heavener for him, since it's not necessarily one idea or thing. We wanted to try our best to wrap everything up into one song as a sort of 'end credits,' so to speak."
Invent Animate Tour Dates (With Void of Vision, Thrown, Aviana) (Tickets):
9/22—Dallas, TX—House of Blues
9/23—San Antonio, TX—The Rock Box
9/24—Houston, TX—Studio at Warehouse Live
9/26—West Palm Beach, FL—Respectable Street
9/27—Winter Park, FL—The Conduit
9/28—Atlanta, GA—The Masquerade (Purgatory)
9/29—Nashville, TN—The End
9/30—Greensboro, NC—Hangar 1819
10/1—Baltimore, MD—Baltimore Soundstage
10/2—Philadelphia, PA—Warehouse on Watts
10/3—Brooklyn, NY—The Brooklyn Monarch
10/4—Hartford, CT—Webster Underground
10/6—Montreal, QC—Fairmount Theatre
10/7—Toronto, ON—Velvet Underground
10/8—Horseheads, NY—The L
10/9—Lakewood, OH—The Foundry
10/10—Ferndale, MI—The Loving Touch
10/11—Chicago, IL—Cobra Lounge
10/13—Denver, CO—Marquis Theatre
10/14—Salt Lake City, UT—Kilby Court
10/16—Portland, OR—Star Theatre
10/17—Vancouver, BC—Rickshaw Theatre
10/18—Seattle, WA—The Funhouse
10/20—Cupertino, CA—The X Bar
10/21—Fresno, CA—Full Circle Brewery
10/22—Anaheim, CA—Chain Reaction
10/23—Phoenix, AZ—The Rebel Lounge
Experience Heavener below and purchase/stream the album via UNFD.