Seattle's eight-piece progressive rock band The Complex Dialect have announced December 1st as the release date for their debut record, Change. The album was produced by Eric Lilavois (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius, Surfer Blood) and mastered by Ed Brooks (Fleet Foxes, Death Cab for Cutie, Pearl Jam) while working at Seattle's infamous London Bridge Studios.Change is a record that focuses both on "problem" and "solution" perspectives in how we engage with the ever-changing world. As a first taste of the record, the band has released a stream for the album track "Capitalism" which can be heard below.
Describing the song "Capitalism," guitarist Earnie Ashwood said, "Capitalism' is about living in an economically unforgiving society that is controlled by corporations and the top 1%. The song calls out the external conditioning that creates said economic state while at the same time draws attention to the personal decisions we make that contributes to our own social economic oppression. The brands we buy, how we spend our currency (the most important currency being time), and how we constantly have our financial status on our minds are large contributors towards a system that strips away many of the qualities that make up our very humanity. The song is about taking a step outside of oneself and challenging the personal ignorance of the unwilling contributions one makes to their own personal subjugation."
Regarding the release of Change, Ashwood commented, "Words will never be able to express what it means to us to be able to complete and share this album. From the beginning it has been our goal to provide a realistic perspective of where the world stands, and to provide connection and comfort in knowing that we all are not alone in facing challenging issues. It is our sincere hope that this album brings a sense of collective bonding, while providing a safe space for inner reflection and true personal change."
The Complex Dialect's songs focus on the subject matter of uncomfortable truths as they use the platform of music to process how they feel, creating an interwoven conversation of ideas and reactions through music.