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Three Days Grace, ‘Chalk Outline’ – Song Review


Three Days Grace are on their way back with new music and we’re just getting the first taste with the single ‘Chalk Outline.’

Singer Adam Gontier attacks the track with as much angst and aggression as ever, telling the story of a man who is now a shell of his former self after a relationship gone sour. Gontier belts, “You left me here like a chalk outline / Waiting for the rain to wash away / wash away.”

Musically the song is a showcase for Gontier and fellow guitarist Barry Stock who really drive the track with heavy and frequently electronic sounding guitar licks, while drummer Neil Sanderson give the tracks the extra umph needed behind the kit.

Chalk Outline‘ is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘Transit of Venus,’ and will be available for sale at all digital retailers beginning tomorrow (Aug. 14). iTunes pre-orders for ‘Transit of Venus‘ also begin tomorrow.

This could be an interesting album for the band as they have switched things up by bringing in Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Hollywood Undead, Bullet for My Valentine) to produce, after having worked with Howard Benson for their last two efforts.

Sanderson says of the new album, “We went for a tighter, more articulated sound on this record. The music we were writing was a little more intricate than in the past, and we’ve been experimenting with new instruments. We wanted to present these new ideas concisely without going over-the-top in ambience and overall production.”

Look for the ‘Transit of Venus’ album in stores Oct. 2.

4 Stars

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