For quite some time, we were aware that guitarist Paul Masvidal and bassist Sean Malone were working on new material but nothing indicated that it was for Cynic. Once drummer Sean Reinert stepped away from the band, it was safe to assume that the new material was actually for the band. Now the wait is over and the band has released “Humanoid” as their first single in four years. Masvidal offered a rather in-depth synopsis of the song.
“‘Humanoid’ is a portrait of contrasts, like those between struggle and stillness, or the immediate against the limitless. Our Stargate is planet Earth — consciousness, the transmitter. We, sentient creatures of light, are alive now — on a sphere, floating in a galaxy fixed amidst the infinite. It’s quite miraculous to be aware of this, and it invokes a sense of urgency and empowerment that is unlike anything else.”
Check out “Humanoid” below: