Dream Theater Release Music Video for Uplifting Song ‘Our New World’
Dream Theater embarked on their most creative endeavor to date with the double-album rock opera, The Astonishing. Spanning two acts over the course of more than two hours, the album tells a harrowing tale of a world with machine-made music and a feudal dystopian future. One of the more cheerful tunes on the album, "Our New World," now has a music video to boot.
As heartwarming as the song is, the video here gives it an extra boost as a montage showing clips of Dream Theater performing live onstage and shots of fans filing into a venue, singing along with outstretched arms and having a good time outside the show as well. It is almost as if the progressive luminaries and their fans literally disappear into their own world, existing outside of society even if just for a couple hours as they come together to celebrate music.
Speaking about performing the song live and the fans' reaction, guitarist John Petrucci told the Wall Street Journal, “They’re watching two acts of brand-new music, and when we start that song, everybody rises out of their seat. There’s this incredible energy as if they’re feeling whatever happened in the story is really happening in real life. They’re feeling that elation. We wanted to illustrate that.”
Dream Theater fans are an unbelievably dedicated bunch and it couldn't be exemplified better than in the video above. The band announced they'd be touring Europe and North American in support of The Astonishing, playing the album, and only the album, in its entirety. Fans appear to have turned out in droves to see the massive undertaking in the flesh.
With just a few dates left on their North American trek, Dream Theater will be wrapping up the tour on May 11. To see the remaining dates, click here. In an effort to make The Astonishing fully immersible for fans, the band has announced plans to turn the album's concept into a game, which will be available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android and is expected to arrive in the coming months.
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