When Devin Townsend disbanded the Devin Townsend Project, we were all bummed. Hevy Devy has been teasing the release of his new solo album, Empath, for a while now and he's offered up its first single, "Genesis," which can be heard above.

It's exactly what you'd expect from Devin Townsend — something beautifully weird. Listening to "Genesis" is like watching a flower blossom with more layers unfolding as time passes. The masterclass musician manages to wrangle everything from tranquil soundscapes to vein-popping explosions of blast beat angst. Take every sound you heard across the Devin Townsend Project discography, throw it in the blender, pour it out and the result is a tall glass called "Genesis."

Empath will be out on March 29 through InsideOut Music. Catch Devin Townsend on the road supporting Avatar at the dates listed below. Townsend will be playing special acoustic sets during the entire run.

Devin Townsend, Empath Track Listing:

1. Castaway
2. Genesis
3. Spirits Will Collide
4. Evermore
5. Sprite
6. Hear Me
7. Why
8. Borderlands
9. Requiem
10. Singularity
- Part 1 – Adrift
- Part 2 – I Am I
- Part 3 – There Be Monsters
- Part 4 – Curious Gods
- Part 5 – Silicon Scientists
- Part 6 – Here Comes The Sun

Avatar / Devin Townsend / Dance With the Dead / '68 Tour

May 03 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Domination 2019
May 16 - Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
May 17 - Columbus, Ohio @ Sonic Temple
May 18 - Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
May 19 - Portland, Maine @ Aura
May 21 - Millvale, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 22 - Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
May 23 - Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee
May 24 - Sauget, Ill. @ Pop’s
May 25 - Sioux City, Iowa @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
May 26 - Pryor, Okla. @ Rocklahoma
May 28 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
May 29 - Winnipeg, Mantioba @ Garrick Centre
May 30 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Coors Event Centre
May 31 - Edmonton, Alberta @ The Ranch Roadhouse
June 01 - Calgary, Alberta @ The Palace
June 03 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom
June 04 - Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
June 06 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
June 07 - Reno, Nev. @ Cargo
June 08 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex - Grand
June 09 - Grand Junction, Colo. @ Mesa Theater
June 10 - Colorado Springs, Colo. @ The Black Sheep
June 11 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
June 13 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Mayan Theatre
June 14 - Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre
June 15 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ House of Blues

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