Silent Planet return with their brand new single ‘Panopticon’ today, their first taste of new music following the band's 2020 single 'Trilogy' and Redux edition of The Night God Slept.
Of the new release, Silent Planet frontman Garrett Russell shares:
“‘Panopticon’ paints a dystopian view of the future - one where technological advances have pacified the human spirit and made us apathetic in the face of an increasingly malevolent, post-singularity AI that was developed under the premise of security... ultimately becoming a tyrannical overlord," adding:
"To communicate the story of humanity and its traditions being outmoded, we challenged ourselves to write a song with no guitar. Using only bass, electronic elements, and percussion - we developed this track over the course of the summer."
Since forming in 2009, Silent Planet have steadily gained traction from playing local venues throughout California and expanding to the DIY touring scene throughout the US. Over the past 10+ years, the band have gained prominence thanks to their vast array of influences, anchored by Russell’s master's degree in psychology and field experience as a mental health therapist. This is a band that continually reaches into the hearts and minds of their fans for a connection unlike many others.
Stay tuned for more from Silent Planet.