HeKz breaks new ground with their latest single release, ‘Sabotage’. This powerful, anthemic track showcases the band’s unique approach to progressive rock, which blends elements of classic and contemporary influences.
From its thunderous opening to its climactic finale, ‘Sabotage’ is a sonic rollercoaster that is a testament to HeKz’s ability to fuse intricate musicality with raw emotion. Combining soaring vocals, intricate guitar riffs, and a rhythm section that drives like a locomotive, ‘Sabotage’ showcases the band’s mastery of their craft.
Fronted by the charismatic and dynamic lead vocalist Matt Young, HeKz delivers an impassioned performance that captivates from start to finish. Guitarist Mark Bogert shows that his command of the instrument is awe-inspiring, whilst violinist Irina Markevich’s contribution to the track showcases her singular voice as a musician and cements her role as an integral part of HeKz’s sound. With an unwavering sense of precision and impeccable timing, drummer Moyano el Buffalo creates a rhythmic foundation that propels the song forward with relentless energy.
The song features a surprise appearance by special guest Nic Weaver, who provides a full brass section to ‘Sabotage.’ Weaver’s arrangements elevate HeKz’s sound to new heights, and his performance on ‘Sabotage’ is sure to leave a lasting impression on listeners.
The lyrics of ‘Sabotage’ depict a protagonist caught in the depths of their own struggle, yearning to break free from the shackles of their tumultuous reality and desperately yearning for a rejuvenating new beginning. Young’s versatile voice delivers the intense and introspective lyrics with conviction and depth. Inspired by Jules Verne’s timeless classic “Around the World in 80 Days,” the lyric video for “Sabotage” is a visual journey which begins in the suffocating grip of an oppressive city before soaring high in a vibrant hot air balloon, then finally venturing into the unknown in search of a fresh start. The video perfectly captures the essence of breaking free from the confines of everyday life and embracing the exhilarating possibilities of a new beginning.
With a growing fan base and a reputation for delivering captivating live performances, HeKz has established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the progressive rock scene. ‘Sabotage’ further solidifies their standing as a band that refuses to be confined by musical expectations, carving their own path with a distinctive and recognisable sound. ‘Sabotage’ is now available for streaming on all major platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp. This captivating new single will satisfy the cravings of listeners hungry for fresh progressive rock that they can bang their heads to!