Liquid Tension Experiment, the supergroup of Dream Theater and King Crimson members, have dropped their first new song, “The Passage of Time.” The album, LTE3 drops March 26th via InsideOut Music and is twenty-two years after the bands’ last studio album. Each member commented on the single.
Drummer Mike Portnoy talked about the origin on the song:
“’The Passage of Time’ was the very first song we composed together when we reunited this past summer. It was so exciting to be back in a room creating together again after so long (22 years for all 4 of us and over 10 years for the 3 of us since being together in DT).
This serves as a great first taste for the listeners as it combines so many of the musical elements that makes LTE unique”
Guitarist John Petrucci expressed his excitement:
“This was the first song we worked on and when it was done, we all knew once again how amazing it was to be working together. We knew we were on to something and that this was going to be a really amazing album. Nothing about the passage of over two decades could’ve done anything to change that. To me this song truly reflects the collaborative songwriting efforts of all four of us.”
Keyboardist Jordan Rudess talked about the chemistry him and his bandmates share and how important relationships can be.
There is an undeniable chemistry that happens when the four of us are together. Entering the studio and starting work on ‘The Passage of Time’ after 22 years literally gave me a whole new perspective on these important musical (and personal) relationships and the way time is so relative. We just jumped right in, it was like no time had passed at all, and we created a song that has so many of the elements that make LTE unique. Not a day has gone by since our last release when I wasn’t asked, “When is LTE getting back together again?” Now we can finally deliver, and I can’t wait for everybody to hear our creation.”
Bassist Tony Levin added:
“From the murky depths of the lockdown, LTE has re-emerged, galvanized, dripping with ideas, and taking no prisoners. ‘The Passage of Time’ is just the beginning.”
Pre-order LTE3 here and watch “The Passage of Time” below!