Earlier this month, progressive rock titans Yes announced The Quest, their first album of new material since 2014's Heaven & Earth, and their first to not feature co-founding bassist Chris Squire, who died in 2015.
Now, the group – currently comprised of guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, vocalist Jon Davison, and bassist Billy Sherwood – have premiered The Quest's first single, a seven-minute epic about climate change titled “The Ice Bridge.”
You can give the tune a spin below.
“‘The Ice Bridge’ opens the album in the dark and moody key of C minor, aided by the orchestra," Howe said of the song in a press release. "The rolling bass part kicks things into gear as the vocals and guitars start a winding journey through the various structures till the breakdown happens, where ice breaking is heard.”
Set for an October 1 release via InsideOut/Sony, The Quest was produced by Steve Howe, and can be preordered here. It features 11 songs in total – 8 on the main album with 3 extra tracks on a bonus CD – and will be available physically on vinyl and 5.1 Blu-ray and CD deluxe editions.
You can check out the album's track list and cover art below.
Yes – The Quest:
- The Ice Bridge
- Dare To Know
- Minus The Man
- Leave Well Alone
- The Western Edge
- Future Memories
- Music To My Ears
- A Living Island
- Sister Sleeping Soul
- Mystery Tour
- Damaged World
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