Haken are finally back on the scene, with a brand new single from their album Vector, which is sure to brighten your Friday evening (or Saturday morning, depending on your location)! “The Good Doctor” is a considerably short Haken song at ‘only’ four minutes, but it is packed full of the good stuff that we’ve come to associate with the London-based progheads. Fans will recognise the 80’s influences from Affinity, the strong keyboard game, and the excellent vocal range of frontman Ross Jennings.

The single is the first from Vector,which sends sparks flying on October 26th of this year, and certainly gives fans a taste of what production and sound to expect on the record. The song gets off to an explosive start, hinting that a prelude will build into it, before that 80’s tang hits back. Jennings channels his inner Michael Jackson before we launch into the chorus, and the source of all the shit electric puns I’ve been dropping. The video looks like it’s inspired by a David Lynch film, with trippy cuts between a distressed man and the band going ham on their guitars. I’ll let you discover the rest, but be assured Haken treat to you their classic sound, whilst also showing off their upgrades in the process.

The band had this to say on the song:

Finally, the prescription you’ve all been waiting for… This dose of Haken is the result of one of the earliest tests we conducted during the Vector experimental process. Best taken aurally three times a day before meals. ‘The Good Doctor’ will see you now!

It’s sure to engage and delight fans, and to satisfy even those who haven’t experienced the band yet, especially people following bands like Others By No One and Between The Buried And Me. You can pre-order the album now through their website, check out their latest tour dates on Facebook, and get the tickets for their North American and European tours here!

Pete Overell

Pete Overell

“Talent has always been the sexiest thing to me."

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