Soulskin Are Back and Invite You To Get “Lost in Space”
Inventive alt-metal rockers Soulskin have been reformed and reborn some 15 years after forming to release their new album Beneath a Dimmer Crown and its premiere single “Lost in Space” — available now, and heard on Filtr’s Today We Rock Spotify playlist, Tinnitist, Resurget Magazine, York Calling, and more!
While guitarist Jason Hamilton, bassist Chris Stone, vocalist Matthew Marth, and drummer Bobby Burdick first came together in Nashville, Tennessee in 1992, they’d each eventually come to call other corners of the country home instead.
Not easily discouraged, the four multi-talented musicians bandied together to leverage modern technology and construct songs heard on Beneath a Dimmer Crown over the Internet, overcoming the logistical nightmare of each now living in different states.
“Beneath a Dimmer Crown is proof of what can be accomplished when the drive and brotherhood remain strong,” they all agree. “We’ve lasted longer than most.”
First placed among the ranks of Tool and Faith No More, Soulskin’s sound quickly evolved to get funkier and heavier, eventually embodying the signature neo-Gothic sludge sound the group continues to be known for today.
Beneath a Dimmer Crown makes no exception to their rollicking rock rule, serving fans a set of powerful alt-metal songs powered by Soulskin’s innovative spirit and strong melodic instinct. Produced and engineered by industry veteran Chris Grainger and mastered by the legendary Ted Jensen, the release is high-level rock that counts among the group’s finest moments.
“Lost in Space’ is about the dark side of love,” Marth reveals. “When you love someone — or something — so much that it hurts? Literally? That.
“There are things we love that are totally destructive for us,” Hamilton adds. “Also, when that one thing you love above all else — money, fame, family — is taken from you, it can be your undoing.
“It’s a sad fact of life we can all experience ‘Beneath a Dimmer Crown,’” Burdick offers.
“Musically, I think the song came from Jason spending too much time listening to Failure,” Stone jokes. “He wrote what ended up feeling like a mainstream song, but with some very dark undertones to really try and capture the message.’
Have they succeeded? Hear Beneath a Dimmer Crown and “Lost in Space” now.