Animals As Leaders debut first new music in five years with "Monomyth" - Knotfest

Animals As Leaders debut first new music in five years with “Monomyth”

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on September 2, 2021

The highly-anticipated release coincides with the news that the band has resigned with Sumerian Records.

Instrumental progressive powerhouse Animals As Leaders have finally delivered on their long-awaited return with the band’s first single in five years in “Monomyth”. The track offers the first showing since the band’s critically-acclaimed effort In their 2016 opus, The Madness of Many.

Along with the unveiling of new music, Animals As Leaders continue to assert their rank among aggressive music’s most innovative units with the accompanying visual of the track helmed by Telavaya Reynolds and featuring choreography by Tlathui Maza / NOHBORDS.

The band’s triumphant return also marks the next chapter in their ongoing partnership with stalwart independent cultural purveyors, Sumerian Records. Resigning with the label, Animals As Leaders will continue to work with Sumerian, who first began their creative synergy back in 2014 with the release of the universally-praised, The Joy of Motion.

The ever engaging Tosin Abasi shared his insight regarding the release of the track and the creative headspace that results in the 4-minute masterclass of instrumental intensity. “Monomyth” is part fever dream, part ritual. Its imagery represents man’s ceaseless attempts to translate transcendent ideas into movement. The conflation of struggle with meaning. Pain with significance. The ultimate failure of distilling perceived patterns in the world into knowledge.”

“Monomyth” is currently available via preferred DSPs – HERE

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