Canadian hard alt. rock outfit Sinematic has unveiled a brand new single, “Indigenous”.
The alter-ego of author and composer Ayden Gray, “Indigenous” is the first single to land from the artist’s forthcoming sophomore album, The Dark Circus. The release was produced under NTRTNMNT.ca to craft a soundscape that complements his vision, and the visceral feel of the song was achieved by the sonic craftsmanship of Cree sound-designer/programmer Zachary Ithahokow, Metis guitar maestro Everett Mayhew, and backing vocals provided by Janessa Von Koppen.
Armed with compositional expertise and stellar production value, Sinematic takes the stereotypical trappings of a hard rock/metal band and refines the formula. Along with the band’s signature sound, the heart-pounding lyrics are a testament to the resilience of Indigenous communities and the pride of a culture that has endured for countless generations.
“I am Indigenous
I will speak my voice out loud
So together we must rise up
After all this time in the dark
They can’t take control of our hearts
Cause we are Indigenous.”
Sinematic released “Indigenous” on Orange Shirt Day in remembrance of all the lives lost during the prominence of Canada’s residential school system. The song is inspired by the injustices that continue to be perpetrated against all First Nations communities and serves as an urgent call-to-action in addressing the horrors that have tormented Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations for decades.
The lyrical intensity of the track aligns with Sinematic’s overarching agenda: to continue to shine a light on the darkness through the power of music so society may never again affirm a world in which cultural genocide is accepted.
Check out “Indigenous” below, and stay up to date with Sinematic via their socials.
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