Voivod is now streaming the single "Synchro Anarchy" off their coming record of the same name alongside a video directed by Syl Disjonk. "Synchro Anarchy" twists and turns through passages that sound almost straightforward, yet always have a little whiplash waiting around every corner. So y'know, a Voivod song.
"After coming back from the European tour with Gwar at the end of 2019, we took a break and got back together in early 2020 to record some new ideas and improvisations," said drummer Michel "Away" Langevin. "After finishing one of these sessions, while untying my running shoes, I had a flash of a rhythm where I would skip one beat every bar. I told the band I had an idea and walked towards the drums but I stepped on one of my shoelaces, missed a step and almost fell on the drum kit.
"Everybody laughed, then I played the beat, which Chewy recorded and named 'Away's Shoelace Incident.' This gave Snake the idea to write about these strange timings where somebody would stop to tie up his shoe only to be closely missed by a flying wheel of a car. At one point Snake had shorten the title to 'Shoelace' but I noticed in his lyrics the words 'synchro anarchy' and told him it would be a great name for the song.
"When we were done recording the songs we all thought it would also be a good title for the album. It is really representative of the planet we live on and the way we had to build the LP out of snippets of ideas like a huge puzzle."
Synchro Anarchy is out February 11. Pre-orders are available here.