Papadosio returned on Friday with a retro-inspired new single, “Zoom Out”. The standalone track follows August’s “Not Just A Word“, which arrived as the jamtronic quintet’s first original release in two years.

On “Zoom Out”, guitarist/producer/vocalist Anthony Thogmartin reaffirms the group’s commitment to lyrics. Prior to “Not Just A Word”, Papadosio hadn’t released a vocal track since 2018’s Content Coma. The latest single hears Thogmartin contemplating the concurrent nature of all living beings on Earth, aided by drummer Mike Healy‘s prog rock rhythms and 8-bit inspired keyboard work from brothers Sam and Billy Brouse. Dosio has never been one to hide its affinity for old-school video games, going so far as to stage an arcade set at the inaugural Secret Dreams Music & Arts Festival back in August.

“​​It has always fascinated me how so much is occurring simultaneously on this planet,” Thogmartin said of the track. “Each one of our unique perspectives are vastly smaller in scope than the sum total of things that can be witnessed. The magnitude of activity on earth is staggering, but it is paradoxically eclipsed by the fact that we all exist on an obscure small planet on the edge of an obscure galaxy.”

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The single arrives as Papadosio prepares for a full performance of the band’s 2012 album T.E.T.I.O.S. spread over two nights in Cleveland. The pair of shows at Masonic Auditorium on November 25th and 26th will serve as the tenth-anniversary celebration originally scheduled for Resonance Music & Arts Festival, which the band was forced to postpone last month due to permit issues with its new home in Charleston, SC. Instead, the final Resonance will take place June 29th–July 1st, 2023 at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville, OH.

Stream the new Papadosio single “Zoom Out” below or on your preferred platform. The band is currently out on a fall tour, set to resume on October 28th in Wilmington, DE. For tickets and a full list of dates head here.

Papadosio – “Zoom Out”