Polyphia release new video for Playing God, their first new music for three years

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US instrumental prog quartet Polyphia have released their first new music for three years, since their 2019 collaboration with Babymetal on Brand New Day, with their inventive new video for Playing God, which you can watch in full below. 

The new song has been produced by guitarists Tim Henson and Scott LePage, alongside JUDGE (Migos & Marshmello, blackbear, Young Thug), and also features additional production by the band’s longtime collaborator Y2K (Doja Cat, Remi Wolf, Tove Lo), and Johan Lenox (Kanye, FINNEAS). 

Playing God wo-written with Wes Hauch (Alluvial), and the instrumental track features a complex arrangement of nuevo flamenco guitars, bossa nova flair, and trap-influenced rhythms, and sees the band’s guitarists all using nylon string guitars for the first time.

There is no news as to whether Playing God will be followed by a full-length album, or if it will remain a standalone single.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.