New England-based prog instrumental group, Earthside, has launched a new song entitled “The Closest I’ve Come,” the first single from the band’s upcoming debut album, A Dream in Static.

“‘The Closest I’ve Come’ was a coming of age song for us,” drummer Ben Shanbrom told Metal Insider. “It was the first piece of music we wrote for the record, and in a very personal way it represents our journey, both as musicians and people, from adolescence to maturity. This track defined us on a core level and set the bar for our future output.”

A Dream in Static is due to release later this year. The inherently collaborative cross-continental project was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden under the watch of renowned producer and mix engineer, David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia, Bloodbath), and additional mix and mastering engineer, Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, The Ocean, Devin Townsend).