Transatlantic the Prog Supergroup of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt & Pete Trewavas – announced their fifth studio album The Absolute Universe, set for release on February 5th, 2021. Representing the band’s first new music since 2014’s Kaleidoscope, with The Absolute Universe the band have done something unique and created two versions of the record:‘The Absolute Universe: The Breath Of Life (Abridged Version’ & The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Extended Version).
To days ago they have launched the video for The World We Used To Know, taken from The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Extended Version).
Mike Portnoy comments: «The 2nd release from the upcoming Transatlantic album The Absolute Universe features our Swedish Genie Mr. Roine Stolt on lead vocals (in contrast to the 1st release which featured Neal, Pete & I sharing the lead vocals)».
«This piece also opens with another extended instrumental intro where I get to utilize my best Keith Moon acrobatics and leads to Roine’s beautiful, melodic vocals on the verses and choruses in the body of the song and climaxes with a majestic section with Neal Morse taking the lead vocal and one of the album’s main musical reoccurring themes».