Demon Hunter is now streaming "The Brink" recorded during the sessions for their 2022 album Exile. Frontman Ryan Clark said the song was meant to be more of a ballad, but couldn't quite escape its demoed '80s vibes.
“The Exile recording session left us with a number of extra songs, which is not very common for us. Usually we narrow the funnel before we commit to recording—in order to keep things focused and as speedy as possible. For this record, there were a number of songs that we really wanted to include, but it really came down to what fit—not just time-wise, but also thematically.
"'The Brink' is definitely a different one for us, but I absolutely love how it came out. We discussed doing this one as a piano ballad or stripped-down acoustic number, but I demoed it as an 80s-esque electronic tune, and we were really loving that vibe too much to mess with it.
"There is a feeling of anxiety in the main key pattern, which is deliberate. We wanted it to feel like that moment in a movie when things start to intensify and you're not sure how it's going to shake out. I think the score to Interstellar was a big inspiration for this song in general. If you're familiar with that score, you may hear it."
Demon Hunter will hit the road this April for a 20th anniversary tour. Get those dates below.
4/14 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater [Tickets]
4/15 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater [Tickets]
4/16 Salt Lake City, UT – The Urban Lounge [Tickets]
4/17 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory [Tickets]
4/18 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre [Tickets]
4/19 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile [Tickets]
4/21 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post [Tickets]
4/22 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar [Tickets]
4/23 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory [Tickets]
4/24 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theater [Tickets]
4/25 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad [Tickets]
4/26 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom [Tickets]
4/27 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom [Tickets]
4/28 Memphis, TN – Black Lodge [Tickets]
4/29 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl [Tickets]