Tiles release Weightless lyric video

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Tiles have released a lyric video for their track Weightless.

The song is taken from the band’s upcoming sixth album Pretending 2 Run, which is issued on April 15.

The double concept album is the Detroit band’s first release in eight years, and will feature guest artists such as Mike Portnoy and Ian Anderson.

Keyboardist Adam Holzman from the Steven Wilson Band, Miles Davis’ jazz guitarist Mike Stern and Max Webster’s lead vocalist Kim Mitchell will also appear on the album.

Producer Terry Brown says: “During the recording process Pretending 2 Run gradually morphed into an epic. Adding Weightless towards the end of the production was a coup and it quickly became my favourite track on an album of favourites.”

Guitarist and songwriter Chris Herin adds: “Weightless was lingering on the backburner since the beginning of the project. But it wasn’t until we decided to make Pretending 2 Run a double album that we circled back around to it.

“It’s just one of those situations where a song inexplicably drops off the radar then turns out to be a hidden gem. Weightless may actually be the most upbeat song on the entire album and features the first soprano saxophone solo – courtesy of Keith Kaminski – ever to appear on a Tiles album.”

Tiles Pretending 2 Run tracklist

Disc One

  1. Pretending to Run
  2. Shelter in Place
  3. Stonewall
  4. Voir Dire
  5. Drops of Rain
  6. Taken by Surprise
  7. Refugium
  8. Small Fire Burning

Disc Two

  1. Midwinter
  2. Weightless
  3. Friend or Foe
  4. Battle Weary
  5. Meditatio
  6. Other Arrangements
  7. The Disappearing Floor
  8. Fait Accompli
  9. Pretending to Run
  10. Uneasy Truce
  11. Pretending to Run
  12. The View from Here
  13. Backsliding

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