Drawing influence from the “Miracle in the Hudson” incident where pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger decided to ditch US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River saving all 155 passengers, multi-instrumentalist Eric Nikita Maynes‘ solo project Saves the Witch dropped the single Abeam The Intrepid off his upcoming third record. Let me tell you more about it. 

Saves the Witch opened Abeam The Intrepid with spacey samples and ambient atmospheric guitars, building up slowly to a heavy distorted riffs attack. Abeam The Intrepid has a slow smooth progression in a way that allows the listener to fully digest each part, while they keep on introducing solos and electronic effects creating more layers and adding different textures to their flow, all in a solid clear structure with seamless dynamic shifts that keep things interesting, and the listeners hooked and entertained. The mix between raw heavy riffs and modern psychedelic sound Saves the Witch created was pretty interesting, it introduced a sound contrast that played a major role in the song’s flow and added an extra layer of aggressiveness to their sound.

Abeam The Intrepid shows Saves the Witch well-knowledge of their sound and direction, they managed to deliver an unpolished heavy sound with carefully calculated twists and turns that constantly fueled the song’s dynamics. I’ll be looking forward to more from Saves the Witch, cheers!