Saudade is a diverse supergroup featuring Deftones singer Chino Moreno, his bandmate in side project Crosses Chuck Doom, famed keyboardist John Medeski, and Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know. Adding more creative juice to their already-stacked lineup, the collective has now collaborated on a track with goth siren and current Revolver cover star Chelsea Wolfe titled “Shadows & Light,” and the outcome is an opulent, melancholic slow burner that flexes the softer side of Wolfe and Moreno’s expansive ranges.
With the singers’ gossamer musings woven under and through the beat, the rest of the group’s talents are free to explore sides of music outside of their respective main groups. There’s still the occasional droning riff to chime in and add heft to the track, but a sparse soundscape magnifies the expert placement of keyboard plinks and fantastically intricate drumming that becomes more apparent with repeat listens.
“The song that we did was me, Chino and Chuck Doom, and it turned out really cool,” Wolfe recently told us of her collaboration with fellow Sacramento-bred artist Moreno. “It’s really different from Deftones and really different than my music. It’s something special and unique.” Stream the tune in full above — you can purchase a digital copy on iTunes.