Mannheim, Germany – Leading the next wave of talented young artists ready to make their mark on the heavy music scene, SharpTone Records’ newest signing SENNA are not afraid to hit the ground running. Releasing their debut EP A Moment of Quiet today, alongside the band’s latest single and music video ‘Jade,’ the German newcomers deliver a compelling burst of energy and refreshingly novel perspective, perfect for showcasing the group’s unique imagination and range.
Recorded in in late 2019 through 2020 with the help of producer Manuel Renner of Überlärm Studios, the EP’s five stunning tracks are packed with SENNA’s signature dynamic hard-rock meets progressive post-hardcore style. And, although bandmates Simon Masdjedi (vocals), Tobias Stulz (guitar/vocals), Marcel Dürr (guitar), Fabian Cattarius (bass), and Leon Dorn (drums), never intended for the group – a musical outlet originally established as a studio side project – to come into its own as a fully-fledged unit, the quintet have found that their experimental attitude and limitless approach have become a key part of the band’s creative ethos.
Describing the process and mindset behind their introductory work, guitarist Marcel Dürr explains:
‘A Moment of Quiet’ is our honest attempt to write the music we always wanted, without any restrictions. Every song has its own distinct sound, but the whole EP is still a coherent piece of music nonetheless. When we first wrote the tracks, we didn’t really think about ever releasing them. Maybe that is what makes them so unique and fun to listen to.
As SENNA hints, while each individual song contributes its own distinct flavor to the overall collection, intuitive fans may also pick up on a playful concept woven artfully throughout the release.
Inspired by the calming and transcendent nature of enjoying a great cup of tea, the influence of the delicious beverage can be found represented not only in the tea-themed track names and EP title, but throughout the sonic palette of the record as a whole.
‘A Moment of Quiet’ Tracklisting
Complex and mixed with technical instrumentation, powerful vocal delivery, and moving lyrical messages, A Moment of Quiet hits all the right notes needed to form a balanced sense of musical umami.
New song ‘Jade’ plays into this strength, and SENNA are pleased to elaborate on the deeper meaning behind the single:
“Jade is a song about personal growth,” the band explain. “It deals with trying to overcome your weaknesses and wanting to become someone you can be proud of. The song describes the feeling of being at a turning point in your life and wanting to create something new out of it, knowing it can be a bumpy road and maybe not even knowing where to go.”
Accompanied by a striking visual to aid the story, fans can enjoy the music video for ‘Jade’ here, watch and stream the full EP here, or experience the music via a dynamic live performance at one or more of SENNA’s select tour dates with Being As An Ocean and Dragged Under.
Upcoming Tour Dates
June 16 – Mainz w/ Being As An Ocean & As Everything Unfolds