Published Apr 04, 2019The namesake of St. Catharines band Dorian Gray is obvious, and their dual influences match Oscar Wilde's theme of living a dual life. The group's new song "Save Me" illustrates both the soaring post-hardcore and crunchy metalcore sides of Dorian Gray, and we've got an early stream of the track here.
It's the first song to arrive from Grow — the band's first full-length since 2008 — out May 10 via Sawtooth Records. But with Dorian Gray's 2016 Rebuild EP being their first with vocalist Manny Araujo, his rock-leaning croon expands here on "Save Me" — a song he wrote inspired by members of his family's struggle with sleep paralysis.
The story in the song's lyrics takes that inspiration one step deeper, telling the tale of a character who takes the horrific hallucinations as demons and turns to faith. The song structure is similarly creatively crafted, teasing a breakdown throughout via some chugs that come full circle in a screamed conclusion.
"I wanted to start the album and track off with something high energy and in your face," says guitarist/vocalist Chris DiPardo, who also produced the effort. "Think of it like a bunch of peaks and valleys, where each part is building to the next."
Hear their push and pull in the player below with "Save Me," which arrives via a lyric video.