Escaper has announced Apotheosis, the Brooklyn-based quartet’s third, full-length studio album, and follow-up to 2018’s Edge Detection, which arrives on June 19th via Ropeadope Records. The announcement comes just two months after releasing “Random Excess”, a non-album single, and teaser to the forthcoming studio effort.

While “Random Excess” offered a taste of modern Escaper, serving as a bridge between the past and future, Apotheosis turns the hereafter into the present. Meaning “the highest point in the development of something,” Apotheosis serves as the measuring stick for a band that is quickly growing in the regional music scene. The album will contain six tracks, engineered and mixed by John Davis, and mastered by Alex DeTurk, at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY.

Apotheosis represents change and growth for us as a band, as well as individually,” said guitarist and vocalist Will Hanza.

Escaper stayed true to its definition—one who breaks free from confinement—with the album’s first single, “Open Sky”. The contemplative and melodic tune maintains Escaper’s tonal storytelling and intergalactic soundscapes while reminding the listener to celebrate the simple beauty of human existence. Though it clocks in at a little more than four minutes, it’s easy to lose one’s self in “Open Sky”, which offers a very danceable groove while invoking deep feelings of reflection.

“On ‘Open Sky’,” said Hanza, “we feel a freedom of being.”

Listen to “Open Sky” below and head to Escaper’s Bandcamp page to preorder Apotheosis.

Escaper – “Open Sky”

While it’s not business as usual for any band during the coronavirus pandemic, Escaper has managed to stay incredibly busy. In addition to gearing up for the release of Apotheosis, the band has also launched a weekly video series, dubbed Escaper At Home. Head to the band’s Facebook page for future episodes of the weekly video series.

Artwork By Matthew Chase