|About SET THE SUN:
Alt-Rock outfit SET THE SUN are ready to unleash their debut EP after making their presence known last year. Comprised of two primary contributors, Arc & Eris, the American-Canadian duo will release the five-track offering, ‘In Absentia’, on July 8th, 2022. The record features the singles “Invisible” (feat. Ryan Clark) and “New Condition” (feat. Michael Lessard), along with the next lead single, “The Way Back” (feat. Telle & DJ Lethal).
“This EP was a bit of an unplanned detour,” the band shares. “We had just finished recording our debut LP and COVID hit. Both of us were going through some difficult personal situations, so it felt natural to keep writing. We wanted to dive into those feelings of isolation, division, and immovable conflict. There’s nothing more crippling than sources of pain we can’t change or remedy. Futility is not a pretty thing.”
Throughout their debut, STS enlists the contributions of numerous guest performers and collaborators. This group of peers, which the band calls “The Collective”, has allowed the band to create songs that aren’t confined to the boundaries of genre norms – and instead venture into a sprawling range of soundscapes and ideas.
“The demos for the first five songs came together very quickly, even though we wrote them remotely between Nashville and Toronto. Then we reached out to some members of The Collective – musicians we’ve long admired and respected who we knew could add a little something extra.”
“We worked with composer/producer Matt Lange and Breaking Benjamin guitarist & vocalist Keith Wallen on ‘The Way Back’, and Clint Lowery from Sevendust on ‘New Condition’. We then reached out to Ryan from Demon Hunter, TELLE from the Word Alive, Dj Lethal from Limp Bizkit, Michael Lessard from The Contortionist, and Thomas Freckleton from Silent Planet to feature on the tracks. They all added their own touch and it gave each song its own unique feel, so we’re delighted with how it all turned out. There’s a good mix of sadness, aggression, and eeriness that we feel will be a good introduction to Set the Sun. And there’s much more to come.”
In addition to the standard release, a remix version of ‘In Absentia’ will be released on August 12th.