Mass Sky Raid pierce through on new single ‘Arrows’

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Mass Sky Raid pierce through on new single ‘Arrows’

Words by Sam McNiece

With progressive rock stylings and a scenic music video.

South East Queensland alternative/prog-rock band Mass Sky Raid have returned with the launch of their new single ‘Arrows’. This marks their first release in the past six months and is for the alternative/progressive heads.

What you need to know

  • Gold Coast based Mass Sky Raid have released a new single.
  • This single is produced by Matt Bartlem, who has previously worked with Dead Letter Circus.
  • Mass Sky Raid have released a video filmed in a picturesque countryside location.

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Formed in 2011, Mass Sky Raid have been killing it recently. Pre-COVID playing at Progfest 2019 and their last record Science of Fiction was nominated for four categories at the Queensland Music Awards. From this success, they have returned with a new single and video to accompany it.

On the new single, the band say that it is “sonically progressive, crossing genres and exploring both the heavier and more ambient lighter side of our sound. We think that Arrows gives the listener a journey – both vocally and musically – moving from anthemic heavier riff-driven moments to subtle open musical space, which compliments the lyrical journey of discovery and the struggle within the search to find meaning.”

These powerful lyrics are combined with multiple style changes from the band which keep the track sounding fresh throughout.

This single was produced by Luke Palmer and on mixing and mastering duties was Matt Bartlem, who has worked with various acts including Dead Letter Circus and Boo Seeka who have both had success in Australia.

Shot in Darlington, this video depicts the band behind some of the most gorgeous mountains in Queensland which was put together by Ten of Swords Media Collective.

The new single is out now and you can view the music video below.

‘Arrows’ by Mass Sky Raid is out now and is independently distributed.