Yes Unveils “Dare to Know,” Another Ethereal, Trippy Song from New Album ‘The Quest’ Out 10/1 (Pre-Order)


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Prog-rock masters Yes have shared another preview of their upcoming studio album, The Quest.

The record is due out on Oct. 1, and “Dare to Know” clocks in around six minutes in length. A dreamlike guitar introduction kicks things off before the vocals come in, the song going through multiple movements and stylistic changes along the way:

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“’Dare To Know’ presents a guitar theme played within many different arrangements, with different chord structures and altered textures,” said guitarist Steve Howe of the track. “The ‘idea’ mentioned in the first verse gets described later as an awakening to the subtle goings on within our bodies and mind, all geared to nature’s scheme of things, all fluctuating and rearranging according to the principles of life, as we know it. The centerpiece leaves the orchestra alone to elaborate and develop the way the theme is heard, then augments the closing minutes of the song as it rests, with an acoustic guitar cadenza.”

“Dare to Know” is both the second track on the album and the second shared ahead of release day, following the epic opening number, “The Ice Bridge”:

The track listing:

  1. The Ice Bridge 7.01
  2. Dare To Know 6.00
  3. Minus The Man 5.35
  4. Leave Well Alone 8.06
  5. The Western Edge 4.26
  6. Future Memories 5.08
  7. Music To My Ears 4.41
  8. A Living Island 6.52

CD2:

  1. Sister Sleeping Soul 4.51
  2. Mystery Tour 3.33
  3. Damaged World 5.20

The Quest was produced by Howe, who explained the process behind the studio sessions:

“Much of the music was written in late 2019 with the rest in 2020. We commissioned several orchestrations to augment and enhance the overall sound of these fresh new recordings, hoping that our emphasis on melody, coupled with some expansive instrumental solo breaks, keeps up the momentum for our listeners.”


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