Times of Grace, the project featuring Jesse Leach and Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage, have unleashed a virtual, live-from-home performance of their recent single “The Burden of Belief.” The video is now premiering below exclusively via Heavy Consequence.
Leach and Dutkiewicz tell us that the song has strong meaning for both of them.
“‘Burden’ was one of the songs we originally thought really represented our newer album’s sound overall,” Leach says of the track. “I could also always hear it like an acoustic song in my head, similar to ‘The Forgotten One.’ Perhaps someday we will do just that, but in the meantime, an ‘at home’ performance of the song felt like a cool thing to put out there. I really enjoyed setting a vibe and just belting it out. The song has such a deep meaning for me, hell the whole album does but there was always something about this song from the first time I heard the demos.”
“This is a version of ‘The Burden of Belief’ performed as it would be live, but done separately from our homes,” Dutkiewicz adds. “Obviously, we’ll need a bass player and second guitarist to help out for the real deal. Hope to bring this song, and many more to your town at some point in the future. Thanks for checking it out everyone…hope you dig it!”
Times of Grace’s lineup is rounded out by former Envy on the Coast drummer Dan Gluszak. “The Burden of Belief” was released earlier this year as the lead single off the band’s recent sophomore album, Songs of Loss and Separation. The LP, available via Amazon or the trio’s official webstore, marked the band’s first studio set in a decade.
While Leach and Dutkiewicz were each at home for this performance, they’re currently back on the road with Killswitch Engage, supporting Slipknot on the “Knotfest Roadshow” tour. Tickets for those shows are available here.
Check out the virtual performance of “The Burden of Belief” below, followed by Jesse Leach’s recent appearance on Consequence‘s Going There podcast.