Saint Asonia are digging a little deeper into their self-titled 2015 album, providing fans with a new visual to accompany their song “Fairytale.”
The video is shot in two distinct venues, weaving in a shadowy, black and white vision of the band performing on a bare stage with a virtual reality fantasy fight scene in the wilderness, featuring strong, superhero women engaged in battle.
Though the band was voted Best New Artist by Loudwire’s readers back in 2015 and the video comes from their first album, the group is continuing work on its sophomore album, tentatively due before the end of this year. In February, the band’s Adam Gontier told a Michigan radio station that they were “about halfway done, meaning the writing process is pretty much done. Right now, we’re just in the stages of demoing what we, as a band, believe are four or five of the best tracks that will be on the record, that we feel are the best tracks, that we are most happy with. And as well, we’re looking into producers and whether or not we’re actually going to hire a producer to produce this record.”
“Between myself, Mike Mushok and bassist Corey Lowery, we’ve all done some producing in our day, and at this point, a producer isn’t one hundred percent necessary,” Gontier told the station. “So we’re kind of going through the motions of that and trying to decide what the next step is in the way of production and where we’re gonna go to record the record. But as for the songwriting, it’s pretty much done, and we’re having a really good time putting the finishing touches on the music we’ve got so far.”
When asked how important it is for a rock band in 2017 to work with a producer, Gontier responded, “I’ve been really fortunate to work with some really great producers — Howard Benson and Don Gilmore, and a whole bunch of different guys. I think as a young band, it’s very important, because as a young band, you’re very influential and you definitely need that outside ear to help you move along and help you decide the direction of where you wanna go as a young band. In our case, just because we’ve done it so many times and we’ve made quite a few records between all of us, it’s one of those things that we feel pretty confident that when we finish a batch of songs, or we finish a record that between the three of us, if we’re happy with it, we’re almost positive that our fans, definitely our loyal fans as well as maybe some fans that might not have heard of us before are gonna enjoy it as well. Young bands tend to use producers, and I think for a band like us, it’s one of those things where we don’t necessarily need one, but it’s always nice to have an extra set of ears around regardless.”
At this point, there are no tour dates on the band’s schedule as they continue to work on new music.