Snarky Puppy has released a new instrumental recording titled, “Chrysalis”, a tune written by the band’s saxophonist Bob Reynolds. “Chrysalis” follows “Embossed” as the latest addition to a series of bonus and extended tracks from their Immigrance recording sessions. The band’s latest studio album arrived back on March 16th via GroundUP Music.

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The instrumental track’s lively rhythm section makes the first impression before the somewhat dark and distorted sounds of Reynolds’ sax and synths come in shortly thereafter. The haunting but smooth tones of his saxophone continue to thrive alongside the track’s consistent energy until the two begin to fade away and die down as the piece comes to a close, only to pick right back up again with a final burst of energy via drum pad to close the tune.

Listen to “Chrysalis” in full below.

Snarky Puppy – Chrysalis

[Video: groundUPmusicNYC]

Reynolds took to the band’s Instagram on Friday morning to share a statement on about the new Immigrance bonus track.

“‘Chrysalis’ was born out of frustration. In the weeks leading up to recording ‘Immigrance’, I was trying to write a song to contribute. It wasn’t going well. The day before leaving I still had nothing I liked. In the same weeks all this ‘writing’ was going on, my kids were tending to a butterfly garden in our backyard. If you’ve never seen one (I hadn’t), it’s incredible. You watch caterpillars become butterflies in the span of a couple of weeks. But the most magical part of the transformation is invisible to the outside world. It occurs inside a hard skin called a chrysalis. It seemed an appropriate metaphor for the experience of composing music. Lots of internal work the world never sees and at the end, if you’re lucky, a song emerges. The contrasting sections and modulations in “Chrysalis” reminded me of that metamorphosis. My own as well as the butterflies … P.S. We released our butterflies the same day I wrote the song.”

“During the ‘Immigrance’ sessions, we recorded more songs than we could squeeze onto the album,” bandleader Michael League also recently mentioned. “So, over the course of the year, we’ll be releasing three brand new, full-length compositions by Bill Laurance, Marcelo Woloski, and Bob Reynolds, as well as extended versions of three of the album’s tracks.”

The jazz collective recently wrapped an extensive North American tour in promotion of their new material. The second leg of their 2019 North American tour will pick up again in Philadelphia, PA on September 4th and continues into the fall months before wrapping on October 5th in Dallas, TX.

For a full list of Snarky Puppy’s upcoming tour dates and more information, head to the band’s website.