Progressive rockers The Dear Hunter have unveiled the latest single in support of their forthcoming album, Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional. The acoustic guitar-driven track “Light,” accompanied by a Paste-exclusive lyric video, details an ethereal bond between a father and son.
Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional is the fifth installment in frontman Casey Crescenzo’s six-part series chronicling the life of a boy at the turn of the century, and is the final rock record of the series.
Crescenzo said of “Light”:
The relation between youthful innocence and maturing dissonance is a theme throughout Hymns with the Devil in Confessional, and this song specifically expresses that through the relationship of father and son, and the way the torch of life is passed from hand to hand.
While I love orchestration, and dense arrangement, some of my favorite songs to write, record and perform, are the songs like this; an intimate moment with a heartfelt thought to convey.
Act V is due out on Sept. 9 on CD and download stores, and Sept. 16 on vinyl and streaming services, via Cave & Canary Goods/Equal Vision Records. You can pre-order it here.
Listen to “Light” above via the lyric video made by Crescenzo, with cinematography by Simms Wright and production by Erez Bader. Find The Dear Hunter’s tour dates with Eisley and Gavin Castleton below.
The Dear Hunter 2016 Tour Dates:
9 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos
13 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
14 – Denver, Colo. @ Marquis Theatre
16 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Music Hall
20 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Ready Room
21 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
23 – Detroit, Mich. @ Loving Touch
24 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom
25 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ The Waiting Room
27 – Providence, R.I. @ The Met Café
29 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise
30 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
1 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
5 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel
7 – Carrboro, N.C. Cat’s Cradle
8 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In
9 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West @ King Plow Arts Center
12 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Social
14 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
15 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk
16 – Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
19 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Launchpad
20 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Crescent Ballroom
21 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Irenic
22 – Pomona, Calif. @ The Glass House
25 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey Theatre
28 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore