Progressive rockband Transatlantic lanceerde hun nieuwste single Overture/Reaching For The Sky, hun eerste single van het nieuwe album The Absolute Universe dat op 5 februari 2021 uitkomt. Het wordt het vijfde studioalbum van de prog supergroep bestaande uit Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt en Pete Trewavas.
Mike Portnoy: "Reaching For The Sky is the first single off Transatlantic's latest Magnum opus 'The Absolute Universe'. It's a great introduction to this epic album as it sets the tone in traditional TA style: proceeded on the album by an extended Instrumental Overture and then launching into this upbeat first song.
I love that it features one of my favorite qualities of the band in the sharing of the lead vocals...in this case: Neal singing lead on Verse 1, myself singing lead on Verse 2, Pete & Neal sharing the Chorus with myself and Roine on backups and Neal taking the glorious Bridge...all leading to Roine's distinctive guitar solo. Also interesting is that this version exclusively appears on the Abridged 1CD Version of TA5 ("The Breath Of Life") while the Extended 2CD Version of TA5 ("Forevermore") opens with the alternate version 'Heart Like A Whirlwind' which has different lead vocals and lyrics."