Excited to let y’all hear the new track we’ve been working on. It’s a reimagining of Tool’s Fourty-Six & 2 from the album Ænima.
In case you’re unfamiliar (I hope not), the original can be heard here unofficially on youtube.
We played a few Tool songs back in the day in the garage (Schism, Parabol/Parabola), and they were probably one of our biggest influences. A while back, this tonal shift from minor to major occurred to me on the acoustic guitar. Instead of being heavy and compelling, the theme of the song also seems to work being light and hopeful. This version was never performed in person, but I’ve been meaning to get it out there for some time.
Scott took on the lyrics from the original, keeping the words the same, but changing the attitude. On the bass, Scott accepted the challenge of recalling the original while giving it a new vibe. The drums are programmed to be reminiscent of Danny Carey’s original work, but lighter to fit here. The electric guitar is used to color in the tone, but the heart of the change is the riffs done on the open-D tuned acoustic tracks. The rest of the song is built around it.
Hope y’all enjoy it. Here’s other places you can buy or stream this track (with more on the way):