Back in 2016, a new supergroup called Saudade released their eponymous debut single. At the time, the group’s membership was billed as Deftones’ Chino Moreno, Bad Brains’ Dr. Know, his Bad Brains bandmate Mackie Jayson (also of Cro-Mags), John Medeski of Medeski Martin & Wood, and longtime Moreno associate Chuck Doom, who heads up the project. Nowadays Doom’s collaborators include Medeski, Gil Sharone (Marilyn Manson, Team Sleep, Dillinger Escape Plan), David Torn, and Bobby Thomas Jr.
As CoS points out, Saudade are back today with their first song in three years, which finds Moreno duetting with goth queen Chelsea Wolfe. It’s called “Shadows & Light,” and it builds on the foreboding, proggy post-rock sound of the band’s introductory track.
In other Moreno news, he piqued fans’ interest a few weeks ago by comparing the forthcoming Deftones album to the band’s 2000 masterwork White Pony. Given that Deftones released their last album, Gore, in 2016, maybe Saudade are just going to release one song every time a new Deftones album comes out? More likely Saudade also have some kind of project on the way this year, but if this is the only song they’re releasing in 2019, it’s a good one.
Hear “Shadows & Light” below.