Steve Dadaian Joined by Björn Strid of Soilwork on New Track "Soul Connection"
Fast-rising fusion guitarist STEVE DADAIAN will release his upcoming new full-length concept album, Follow The Light, on February 1, 2019. Today, STEVE DADAIAN has revealed a brand new track from the album, entitled "Soul Connection", featuring the powerful guest lead vocals of Soilwork frontman Björn Strid. Listen to the entire track and watch the stunning lyric video (created by Wayne Joyner) now below.
"Soul Connection", in its entirety, was originally written by Dadaian for a 2017 songwriting competition held by Serj Tankian of System of a Down - of which Dadaian was a finalist. For the competition, dubbed the 7 Notes Experiment, Tankian provided the first seven notes of a song and competitors were asked to write a full track from those notes. All proceeds from the sale of the track will go to the Creative Armenia Fund, an arts foundation created to discover, develop, produce and promote creative talent across the world.
STEVE DADAIAN says: "This song is the only track with vocals on the entire album, so I knew I had to do something special with it. I wanted to preserve the intensity of the preceding songs while offering something new with "Soul Connection". Enter vocal master Björn Strid - his talents and contribution helped make this an epic, standout track.
"Soul Connection" was inspired by the haunting first seven notes of the song. Lyrically, the idea is that even when those we are close to pass on, an intangible part of them stays with us from generation to generation. This theme ties into the main conceptual storyline of my album as well."
Björn Strid adds, "I think this collaboration really came out great. The topic is brilliant and is something I can definitely relate to."